digs into final phase
Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupo is Christchurch’s summer playground, and in the warmer months you’ll see water sports enthusiasts sharing the blue-green waters with recreational fishermen, swimmers and the occasional rare Hector’s dolphin.
‘Marginally better’ – but still a race to the bottom – By James MacQueen
The 2019 BDO Construction Survey is complete and the resultant report identifies some positive developments and concerning trends.
Collaboration and performance in the construction sector – By Herman Potgieter
There’s no doubting the impact of a better-performing construction sector on the New Zealand community, as well as people working within the sector. What are the current issues and how can we improve performance?
Creating solid ground for Christchurch’s Metro Sports Facility – By Andrew Vencer
It would be an understatement to say that the Christchurch earthquake created a series of major headaches for those tasked with the monumental challenge of rebuilding the city. But it also presented an opportunity to utilise new technology and systems and build iconic structures like the new Metro Sports Facility.
PGF progresses on target – By Iain MacIntyre
Investments totalling $1.77 billion have to date been approved and committed by the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) with the initiative said to be on target to achieve its full $3 billion allocation before the next election.
The pursuit of productivity
Productivity is a trending discourse in the global media. On home soil, the commentary casts a long shadow over the business landscape as the media’s preoccupation with ‘poor productivity’ in Aotearoa paints a bleak picture.
Survey and Spatial conference focuses on the future of communities
Over 350 surveying and spatial professionals gathered recently at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland to hear local and international presenters talk about the future of communities.
Sustainability engineer scoops inaugural New Zealand green leadership award
‘Beyond excited’ was how the very first winner of the Future Thinker of the Year Award, Kate Boylan, described her feelings when her name was announced at the celebratory ceremony in April.
Construction starts on Auckland’s Eastern Busway
High-frequency, rapid transit bus travel for east Auckland is a step closer with construction underway for the first stage of the Eastern Busway project.
Menard Oceania and March Construction JV recognised for commitment to H&S
Leading geotechnical engineering specialists Menard Oceania and sister company March Construction New Zealand have a good reason to celebrate. Their commitment to workplace health and safety has been recognised.
NZ Wood launches Timber Design Guides
Following a one-day conference that discussed why wood manufacturing matters, especially in our regions, WPMA’s wood design guide manager Andy van Houtte has launched ‘Design for Fire Safety’, the first of NZ Wood’s design guides in booklet form.
Mott MacDonald Digital Ventures launches new digital hub in Auckland
Mott MacDonald Digital Ventures’ new digital hub has been launched with the aim of expanding its smart infrastructure and digital delivery business across its Asia Pacific and Australasia regions.
Exciting times for NAWIC and all women in construction
The call has gone out for nominations for the 2019 NAWIC Excellence Awards partnering with BCITO, with entries closing on Friday 12 July.
Cache of swamp kauri unearthed at Auckland construction site
Construction workers at the site of the country’s largest retail store, currently under construction, have unearthed a significant cache of swamp kauri.
Greymouth lawyer helps rebuild the Waiho Bridge
Lawyer and New Zealand Army Reservist Sapper John Whitcombe was poring over notes for his latest case when the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) callout came to help rebuild the collapsed Waiho Bridge.
Golder helps Sumner Road repair project reach its destination
Sumner Road in Christchurch reopened on 29 March, eight years since the critical road linking Christchurch, Port of Lyttelton and the communities of Sumner and Lyttelton were badly damaged by the earthquakes that rocked the region in 2010–11.
Businesses need to promote their sustainability credentials more
Businesses aren’t doing enough to tell consumers and customers about the good environmental and social work they are doing. That’s the view of New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust general manager Francesca Lipscombe, who adds that ‘greenwashing’ is also still rife in New Zealand.