RMBA Constructive 2019

Lyttelton Harbour Wastewater Project 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. READ MORE >>

‘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 READ MORE >>

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? READ MORE >>

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. READ MORE >>

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. READ MORE >>

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. READ MORE >>

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. READ MORE >>

From boom to bust – the ever-changing construction sector and its impact on your business – By Mark Taylorson

The current state of the construction industry seems to be something of a paradox. On one hand we have a buoyant sector with players flourishing and achieving year-on-year growth. On the other we see a string of business failures leaving behind a trail of destruction and huge sums of money owed to stakeholders and subcontractors. READ MORE >>

What could the legalisation of cannabis mean for employers? – By Shaun Brookes

Following the news that voters will have the chance to say yes or no to legalising cannabis in the 2020 general election, employers will need to consider how this will affect their workplace safety procedures and their rights to conduct random drug testing. READ MORE >>
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