Constructing country’s tallest crane a tall order

What will eventually become the country’s highest crane has gone up on the central Auckland site where New Zealand’s tallest tower block is being built.

Women walk toward a new future in hard hats and safety boots

Women with a passion to work outdoors as a builder, plumber, electrician, or in other trades, now have a chance to try it out – and get a job.

Consent granted for Waiheke Island marina

Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf is set to get its first marina, with the news on 18 May that Kennedy Point Boatharbour has been given the go-ahead to build a new 186-berth floating marina at Kennedy Point in Putiki Bay.

ATT launches apprenticeship scholarships

Using its pioneering managed-apprenticeship model, ATT has launched a scholarship programme to help young Kiwis get qualification in the trades.

New Bayhill development set to revitalise Timaru

Resource consent for the demolition of the old Hydro Grand Hotel in Timaru has been confirmed, along with consent for the development of a mixed-use complex.

Ultimate tradie road trip to build apprentice numbers

A group of talented BCITO tradies have just finished an epic four-week road trip across New Zealand to raise awareness of the vital need for more apprentices.

Put yourself forward for women in construction awards

An amazing rollercoaster ride that has resulted in a promotion is how Natalie Thornton describes her experience of winning last year’s Hays NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) Excellence Award for the student/apprentice category.

Painting gives prisoners new skills

Eight women in the Arohata Upper Prison (near Rimutaka Prison, north of Wellington) are gaining practical skills by painting vacant wings under the instruction of the offender employment painting instructor.

NZIOB Charitable Trust to award two $10,000 scholarships

The New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) Charitable Trust has announced it is offering two scholarships, each to the value of $10,000.

A collaborative approach for King Edward Barracks
– By Lee Suckling

Ngai Tahu Property has seen its vision for the King Edward Barracks executed with a $64 million project on a whole city block in Christchurch.

Cultural change required over cyber security – By Iain MacIntyre

Managers in the New Zealand construction industry need to incorporate cyber security within their base enterprise risk management framework and governance processes, as opposed to predominantly relying on technological solutions and delegation to IT managers.

Statistics House investigation findings released

Design standards and building laws will be reviewed in response to an investigation into structural damage to Wellington’s Statistics House following the Kaikoura earthquake.

Enabling Auckland’s growth through collaboration

Auckland Council is enabling growth through a strategic partnership programme between public and private developers, council-controlled organisations (CCOs), the council and the Crown.

Where are the female leaders in our construction industry?

More women than ever are joining New Zealand’s booming construction industry, with the number of women in construction doubling to 17% over the last 15 years, but this increase hasn’t resulted in more women in leadership roles within the industry.

Upskilling the construction sector via senior-level recruitment – By Andrew Stevenson

The New Zealand construction sector is in the midst of a once-in-a-generation boom.