Kaikoura earthquake recovery transport project nearing the end

The end is in sight for the highway and rail rebuild along State Highway 1 (SH1) north and south of Kaikoura, as well as the inland route to Waiau, following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred in November 2016. READ MORE >>

ArchEngBuild competition inspires building industry collaboration and innovation

At the recent ArchEngBuild competition, 30 top architecture, engineering and construction management students from around the country showed that the future of New Zealand’s building and construction industry is in good hands. READ MORE >>

MBIE consulting on better health and safety regulations

A new discussion paper aimed at improving health and safety regulations for working with and around plant, structures, excavations and heights has been launched by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). READ MORE >>

BCITO launches new resources for apprentices

New Zealand’s largest provider of construction trade apprenticeships has launched a new set of resources for apprentice carpenters ahead of news of the proposed changes to vocational education. READ MORE >>

Naylor Love Canterbury joins Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project

Naylor Love Canterbury has been announced as the main contractor consultancy services for the reinstatement of the Christ Church Cathedral, joining the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project’s specialist consultant team. READ MORE >>

In-the-moment guide to stress and anxiety a tonic for business and trade

A new book aimed at business achievers says they probably won’t notice when work-related stress and anxiety start to overwhelm them, because operating on adrenalin is also a hallmark of success. But it’s time they woke up, says speaker, mentor and business-anxiety specialist, Linda Wells. READ MORE >>

Winners named in peak civil construction awards

A record-breaking pipeline in Auckland, a Napier roading upgrade to make a busy intersection safe, an Auckland wastewater station and a stormwater restoration in Wellington were amongst the winners of the 41st CCNZ Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards in Rotorua on 2 August. READ MORE >>

Low heights have their own dangers

More people take chances at lower heights because they seem less of a risk, but these kinds of falls come with their own dangers. READ MORE >>

Why insurers prefer base-isolated structures

The Insurance Council of New Zealand has released an insurance advisory, saying insurers are concerned about the vulnerability of commercial buildings, including apartment blocks, to earthquakes, and are particularly concerned about buildings in the Wellington region due to the area’s high earthquake hazard exposure, as insurance manager John Lucas explains. READ MORE >>
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