New independent commission to tackle infrastructure issues

New Zealand’s new independent infrastructure body, the Infrastructure Commission – Te Waihanga – will be established as an autonomous Crown entity to carry out two broad functions: strategy and planning, and procurement and delivery support.

Albany’s iconic walking and cycling bridge opens

The newest walking and cycling bridge on Auckland’s North Shore opened at the end of February, giving communities an iconic new connection over the Northern Motorway and directly into Albany.

Auckland rail network prepares for City Rail Link

Crown entity City Rail Link Ltd (CRLL) and KiwiRail have celebrated the completion of the first set of wider network improvements required to support Auckland’s transformational City Rail Link when it opens in 2024.

NZPI conference to address the key issues for 2019

Urban growth, climate change and water quality are some of the biggest issues facing our planners in 2019, according to the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

Transmission Gully building bridges

Progress on Transmission Gully construction on State Highway 1 (SH1) between Porirua and Linden is currently focused on building bridges.

When tools become unguided missiles

Site Safe is urging all tradies to consider installing cargo barriers inside their work vehicles to prevent loose tools and other equipment from becoming deadly missiles in the event of a crash.

New seal completes the restoration of SH11 at Lemons Hill

The NZ Transport Agency has completed another milestone in the rehabilitation of Lemons Hill in Northland, with the resealing of State Highway 11 past the hillside.

Wellbeing should be the focus, not just safety - by Kirsten Patterson

Since the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 came into effect nearly three years ago, we have seen organisations, including those in the construction industry, make changes to minimise risks of harm for employees. However, efforts in response to this new law have tended to focus on safety issues and less attention has been placed on the mental health and wellbeing aspects. This should change.

NAWIC Excellence Awards announced for 2019

The 2019 NAWIC Excellence Awards will be held on Friday 27 September in the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s ballroom in Auckland.

Gavan Jackson – a career of two halves – By Warren Mearns

Gavan Jackson has recently retired as the managing director of Electrix after leading the company for the last 23 years. Over a career of 42 years he has worked on many landmark projects, overseen significant growth of Electrix, and built an enduring company culture that has been critical to the company’s success.

Green upgrade for council’s Tauranga office

Innovative sustainability features are the hallmark of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s $25 million redevelopment of Regional House and the adjacent Wallingford House in the Tauranga CBD.

Drones a game-changer for the construction sector – By Craig Kirk

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – or drones, as they’re popularly known – have gone from being a fancy photographic toy to an almost ubiquitous part of the landscape.

KiwiBuild attracts international interest –
By Dave MacIntyre

Companies from across the world have thrown their hat into the ring to help support the delivery of 100,000 new affordable homes over the next 10 years under the KiwiBuild initiative.

3D modelling plays important role in design of Puhoi to Warkworth motorway

Design Joint Venture (DJV), a collaboration between engineering consultants Beca and Tonkin+Taylor, has highlighted the power of Seequent’s Leapfrog Works 3D geological modelling software in the design of the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway extension.