Raising the bar
for school builds
Strengthening the curriculum to equip learners for the increasingly digitalised workplace and society has been a priority for the Ministry of Education, and leading the industry in progressive, forward-thinking construction of schools is Arrow International.
Is our building industry the best it can be? – By Corrie Cook
As Auckland’s construction boom continues to grow at unprecedented levels, a range of new ideas for improving the industry, especially with regards to the supply of housing, are coming forward.
Building more adaptive workplaces – By Lynne Richardson
As organisations grow, they need more room for their rising numbers of employees. But these same employees want to work and live in the city rather than on the outskirts. So how can businesses grow within the confines of a city?
Councils and engineers gear up for earthquake-prone building checks – By Dave MacIntyre
Local authorities throughout New Zealand, engineers and the construction industry are starting to come to grips with the massive task of identifying which of our buildings are earthquake-prone – and creating a public register so anyone can also identify them.
Top sector women recognised – By Iain MacIntyre
New Zealand’s outstanding women in construction have been acknowledged in the third annual Hays National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Excellence Awards held at Auckland’s Aotea Centre in August.
Virtual reality revs up the world of workplace learning
From seeing life through the eyes of customers to simulating and testing out new business processes, virtual reality (VR) technology is set to step from the realms of science fiction to everyday business life.
Aurecon challenges STEM students to build bridges to the future
The future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in New Zealand is looking bright, says Aurecon, after high school students from around the country participated in its annual bridge building competition in August.
The search is on for the best commercial builds in New Zealand
Entries are now open for the 2018 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards. Run by the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA), this prestigious programme sets the benchmark for commercial construction in New Zealand and celebrates collaboration and innovation across the sector.
No such thing as a bridge too far with the help of shipping containers
Work to replace Queenstown’s iconic Kawarau Falls Bridge with a two-lane bridge has presented many challenges for the developers – but they have overcome the elements, and a river running 43 m below, with the help of shipping containers from Royal Wolf.
Willis Bond & Co announces latest Wynyard Quarter development at 30 Madden
Willis Bond & Co has launched its latest development, 30 Madden, the next development in the company’s ambitious Wynyard Quarter residential project, which intends to rejuvenate an under-utilised area of the city and transform it into the new heart of Auckland.
Teletrac Navman reaches milestone – 100,000 vehicles tracked across ANZ
Puppies, pizza and pines – just a few of the items carried in the 100,000 assets Teletrac Navman tracks across New Zealand and Australia.
Waikato Expressway bridges opening soon
Two bridges that will cross the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway are expected to open to traffic before Christmas 2017.
Christchurch Arts Centre wins gold at national engineering awards
Technical excellence and the sensitive treatment of heritage features during restoration of two of the Christchurch Arts Centre’s oldest buildings has resulted in a national engineering award.
Grand designs south of Auckland
The development of a new community on former Wesley College land near Pukekohe has moved a step closer with the announcement of 12 build partners.
Property insurance costs tipped to rise
The cost of insuring some buildings could rise by more than 50% in just three months according to new figures from insurance brokers.
Subdividing sections a hot topic for Auckland homeowners
With the Unitary Plan making subdivision easier, more and more Aucklanders are looking to explore that option for their own properties.