CRL wins New Zealand’s highest sustainability accolade

Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL), presently under construction in downtown Auckland, is setting the benchmark for delivering sustainable infrastructure in New Zealand – an aim that’s been recognised with the Supreme Award at this year’s NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards. READ MORE >>

Facilities Integrate 2018 signals an exciting year ahead for the built environment

Big crowds, lots to learn, new features and plenty of emerging technologies – the annual Facilities Integrate expo, held at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds, had it all. READ MORE >>

The technologies building the future of New Zealand, and beyond – By Dan Barry

New Zealand’s construction industry will continue to expand until 2020 thanks to investments in infrastructure, public sector facilities and housing, which are driving growth. In fact, by 2020 construction will account for $4.15 billion of New Zealand’s GDP, making it a key driver of growth and prosperity in the market. READ MORE >>

Architect and engineer – how interdisciplinary design thinking promotes innovation – By Richard Voss

Although the definition between the architecture and engineering professions is somewhat murky, some of history’s most innovative architects were in fact structural engineers. READ MORE >>

Seeking stable ground – what to look for when hiring a geotechnical engineer – By Philippe Vincent

It could be said that New Zealand’s construction industry is at a major crossroads of change. While population growth in Auckland and reconstruction efforts in Canterbury continue to drive jobs and demand, soaring costs, labour shortages, and the collapse of big-name construction firms are dogging the industry – a collection of challenges that have seen infrastructure minister Shane Jones calling for urgent attention and a ‘reset’ of this key industry sector. READ MORE >>

Hot to cold – designing for climate and cultural change – By Iain MacIntyre

Inspirational design solutions that showcase the immense possibilities of adaptive architecture – shaped by climatic and cultural forces – are being globally pioneered by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) of architects, designers and builders. READ MORE >>

Engineers’ take on climate change – By Susan Freeman-Greene

Climate change keeps engineers awake at night. Our engineers have told us that, after seismic resilience and water, climate change concerns them most. READ MORE >>

The scraps – recent decision on retentions in the Ebert case – By Ariana Stuart and Joseph Bergin

The High Court has recently released its first decision on the new retentions regime, which came into force on 1 April 2017, in the case of Bennett, Fisk and Longman v Ebert Construction and others. READ MORE >>
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