Unitec commences the revitalisation of its campus – By Lynne Richardson

Over the next 10 to 15 years, Unitec is set to transform its current Mt Albert campus on Auckland’s western city fringe to better meet the needs of its students, the local community and greater Auckland, with the development of a 21st century living, learning and working environment.

New community hub for seaside village Sumner –
By Lee Suckling

Surrounded by cliffs and boulders, the seaside village of Sumner in eastern Christchurch has largely felt left behind in the last six years of earthquake rebuild efforts.

Camp Glenorchy shares healthy construction materials list online

The project team responsible for New Zealand’s first ‘net zero energy’ visitor accommodation is openly sharing the list of healthy building materials it used in the construction of Camp Glenorchy – due to open in March 2018 – to promote and encourage the use of sustainable building materials and products.

A woman’s work – the changing face of construction

Despite the fact that the number of women working in the construction industry is at an all-time high, females remain very much in the minority – particularly in trades.

Transmission Gully well on track – By Iain MacIntyre

Good progress is being reported on the 27 km, four-lane motorway being constructed from Mackays Crossing to Linden through Transmission Gully, with large-scale earthworks currently the major focus of the project.

Training is key to ‘seismic shift’ in construction safety

NEBOSH believes training can play a significant part in improving performance as New Zealand’s new laws on health and safety aim to inspire change in health and safety in construction.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.