Hanmer Springs completes major redevelopment
Constructing New Zealand’s largest waterslide and the country’s most sustainable thermal pools was always going to be a challenging project. Doing it in an iconic tourism hotspot that values sustainability just added even more complexity.
Building future skills for construction – By Warwick Quinn
The number of Kiwis taking up building and construction apprenticeships has reached record high numbers, but we still have a long way to go to meet the demand of the sector.
Framing up mental health – By Chris Alderson
The construction industry is complex, and therefore improving the mental wellness of our workers is going to be a considerable challenge – but one that we are up for.
Used materials finding roading reuses – the rise of plastic pavements – By Iain MacIntyre
Promising initiatives to recycle plastic and other materials within road surfacing compounds are on the increase in New Zealand and across the Tasman, as appreciation grows that environmental solutions need to be found to address such issues as mounting plastic waste.
Camp Glenorchy showcases energy-efficient future for electrical infrastructure
In a small rural township at the end of the road 45 km from Queenstown, the Camp Glenorchy Eco Retreat has forged an innovative, fully integrated energy generation and management solution to serve its business needs, as well as support its host community’s energy resiliency aspirations.
MATES In Construction launches in NZ
At a time when suicide rates are continuing to rise across New Zealand, MATES In Construction has been launched to find a way to improve awareness of the significance of suicide and to help those working in the construction industry.
What lies beneath – By Lynne Richardson
At the bottom of Auckland’s Queen Street lies the Chief Post Office, and below this is Britomart Train Station and the new twin tunnels for the City Rail Link. But how do you hold up a 14,000 tonne heritage-listed building while two tunnels are constructed beneath it and the tolerance for damage is zero?
New procurement rules to help construction companies
New government procurement rules will help keep construction companies afloat by promoting better practices when awarding multi-million-dollar construction projects.
Fletcher Building opens New Zealand’s largest offsite home manufacturing facility
Fletcher Building’s new offsite home manufacturing facility, Clever Core, is up and running following an official opening on 16 October with Minister for Housing Megan Woods, Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa and newly re-elected Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff.
Market reacts to KiwiBuild reset – By Iain MacIntyre
Housing Minister Megan Woods fronted media at the beginning of September with the frank admission that the 100,000 houses over 10 years target originally set for KiwiBuild had been “overly ambitious”.
Exclusive golf course provides dream project for construction industry
One of the country’s most exclusive golf courses, Tara Iti, has created some dream opportunities for the New Zealand architects, engineers and builders who are fortunate enough to be involved in this unique development.
Digging into the potential of 5G – By Kate Tulp
In August, Vodafone set the stage for ushering in a new era of connectivity across New Zealand, announcing a commercial rollout of 5G, the fifth-generation mobile network. The initial rollout is slated for December across parts of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.