Rebuilding the Waiho River bridge and reconnecting communities
With torrential rain battering the West Coast of the South Island, the Waiho River – notorious for its dynamically fluctuating levels – became a raging torrent. The single-lane bridge carrying State Highway 6 never stood a chance.
New Liebherr crane provides a paradigm shift for McLeod Group
Scott McLeod, managing director of McLeod Group, says the arrival of their brand-new Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 mobile crane – the first of its type in New Zealand – is opening up brand new opportunities for their business.
Relationships that drive recycling innovation
Globally, businesses are equipping themselves with ways to process and recycle commercial and community waste, in the war on plastics and pollution.
Vocational education reforms – good or bad for the construction industry?
In February, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced wide-ranging proposals that would reform New Zealand’s system of vocational education, and while submissions have now closed, were the proposed changes welcomed or renounced by the construction industry?
New accord set to change ‘rules of the game’ in the construction industry
Building industry leaders have welcomed the signing of an agreement with government that provides a platform to reinvent the construction sector, and improve its ability to contribute to the economic prosperity and wellbeing of New Zealanders.
MBIE boosts rapid building assessment resource — By Iain MacIntyre
Greater resource to facilitate prompt inspection of buildings in a state of emergency or transition period is being fostered by three specifically-targeted online courses recently introduced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE).
BDO helps build future construction tycoons
Leading accounting and business advisory firm BDO has integrated its business advisory expertise into Construction Tycoon, an interactive online game that immerses players in the construction business.
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.