Taramakau Bridge reaches the halfway stage

It’s a challenging job building a bridge over the West Coast’s fast-changing Taramakau River, but the team working on the new Taramakau Bridge are making good progress, with the project reaching the halfway stage a year into construction.

Complexity no barrier for Arrow International in new Xero Wellington office

A heritage-listed building in downtown Wellington has been reconstructed for the digital age – fitting when you consider that the companies involved are ground-breakers in their own field.

CIM cities – the future of construction – By Olivia Pearson

Almost everyone in the construction industry knows about BIM (building information modelling), which allows anyone throughout the construction process to collaborate on a live 3D model. CIM (city information modelling) takes that to the next level.

Northern Express Group marks one year of progress on Puhoi to Warkworth

One year in and there is plenty to get excited about on the Puhoi to Warkworth project. This is the second roading PPP in New Zealand, and the Northern Express Group (NX2) is making good progress tackling the task of financing, designing, building, maintaining and operating the motorway for up to 25 years.

An industry in crisis – By Iain MacIntyre

New Zealand’s construction industry is in a “state of crisis of quality”, leaving construction project owners needing to mitigate “huge risks”, according to Ebcon principal Geoff Eban.

Inspire young girls to consider a construction career – By Jenny Parker

Research has shown that girls as young as six are turning away from a career in construction and STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) as they believe these occupations are ‘for boys because they are smarter’. We cannot simply stand by and let all that potential just evaporate. How are we going to break this cycle, and who is going to do it?

Safety II – is it really smart safety sense?

The past three years have seen a massive shakeup in health and safety with changes to regulations, attitudes and protocols handling workplace incidents. Is it time for a change in our approach to workplace safety?

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.