Editorial – February / March’19

Most of Auckland’s major developments of infrastructure have been spurred by the city hosting an international sporting event.

The best of times, the worst of times – By Malcolm Fleming

The construction sector is a curiosity to many outsiders. The public struggles to reconcile why there are numerous companies across the construction supply chain that are experiencing financial stress, and in some instances failing, in an environment in which the current and forecasted construction activity is perceived to be extremely buoyant.

The benefits of diversity in the workforce – challenging the norm – By Yemi Penn

As a firm advocate of disruption and diversity, Yemi Penn believes that the construction sector needs to adapt its work and communication styles, by primarily acknowledging the breadth of talent that women bring to the industry.

Editorial – December’18 / January’19

Global warming is forcing those responsible for urban planning and development to reconsider how and where we build infrastructure that services our coastal environments.

Engineers’ take on climate change – By Susan Freeman-Greene

Climate change keeps engineers awake at night. Our engineers have told us that, after seismic resilience and water, climate change concerns them most.

The scraps – recent decision on retentions in the Ebert case – By Ariana Stuart and Joseph Bergin

The High Court has recently released its first decision on the new retentions regime, which came into force on 1 April 2017, in the case of Bennett, Fisk and Longman v Ebert Construction and others.

Editorial – October / November’18

A paradigm shift in the way architects are approaching the design and build process is quietly shaking up the New Zealand construction industry.

The vertical construction sector fallout – what happens next? – By David Lambie

It is no secret the vertical construction sector in New Zealand is going through a troubling period. Where did it all go wrong? What does it mean for organisations looking to build, buy or lease in the future? And how will the sector adapt to survive?

Adjudication 101 – putting your best foot forward in a dispute – By Tamzin Dempster and Stephanie Panzic

The continuing ‘construction boom’ has been far from smooth sailing for construction companies. Disputes are on the rise, not only as a result of the risk profiles being taken on by contractors, but also due to shifting attitudes toward disputes and dispute resolution.