Onehunga Wharf purchase key for neighbourhood revitalisation

Onehunga Wharf has been acquired by Auckland Council in a move that will be critical to the revitalisation of Onehunga over the next 30 years.

Annual conference marks 20 years for NZCB

At the NZ Certified Builders (NZCB) annual conference in Rotorua on 25–26 May, more than 700 builders came together to celebrate the association’s 20th anniversary and to canvass key issues at a time when the sector remains under pressure from growing demand.

$790 million Newmarket development a container hotspot

With more than 85 shipping containers onsite at the Westfield Newmarket development, it is the largest construction project container specialist Royal Wolf has supplied product for in New Zealand.

Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards open for nominations

Calling all health and safety champions! Entries for the 2018 Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards are now open for entries.

New logbook fines statistics show drivers risk driving fatigued

Statistics obtained from the NZ Police by DT Driver Training paint a bleak picture of drivers’ compliance with logbook and work time rules.

NZIOB launches new skills training workshops

The New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB), together with building supply merchant Carters, has launched a series of skills training workshops for construction managers, those managing commercial building sites and larger residential projects.

Manukau Bus Station recognised for architectural excellence

Already the recipient of a prestigious Auckland Architecture Award from the New Zealand Institute of Architects, the recently-opened Manukau Bus Station has been shortlisted for an award at the World Architecture Festival.

The key to career success as a construction manager

A diverse technical foundation and strong communication, problem-solving and decision-making soft skills are required for any aspiring construction manager, according to a new report from recruiting experts Hays Construction.

NZ construction industry forum Constructive returns for 2018

Is the construction sector ready to step up? At Constructive 2018, this question will be put to key influencers in the building and construction industry. This is your opportunity to hear whether they think the sector can, and if in fact it is already doing so.

Hawkins – collaboration is the future of construction

A successful building project requires everyone involved to work together to the same high standards, but how do you make that happen when you’re managing your own site team as well as multiple subcontractors?

Putting the garden back into the Garden City

A short stroll through Christchurch and it’s clear that new life is being breathed into the city on every block. Greenspaces are in abundance, while thousands of new and exotic trees have been planted across the CBD, restoring its green image while also rebuilding the city’s heart.

Making Cathedral Square a place for the people again

Regenerate Christchurch has released its vision for Cathedral Square, emphasising that a return to its original purpose as a gathering place for local people and visitors must be front and centre.

Margin call – By James MacQueen

BDO’s newly released Construction Survey Report reveals an industry under pressure.

Rail bridge replacement project a unique challenge for KiwiRail

Replacing a rail bridge’s piers without stopping the trains has set a unique challenge for KiwiRail engineers and contractors in the South Island.

South Island a hotbed of road transport innovations – By Iain MacIntyre

Innovative technological solutions being successfully developed in South Island transport corridors in complement with a wider information campaign are resulting in travel being made both safer and more efficient for roading contractors, the road transport industry, and other drivers.

Rangiriri Paa project complete within Waikato Expressway

It wasn’t possible to have a public walkover and ribbon-cutting event to mark completion of the Rangiriri section of the Waikato Expressway, as the NZ Transport Agency has done on other expressway sections when they have opened. That’s because traffic has been on the new alignment since Easter last year while finishing works continued and the paa reinterpretation project was completed.

Focus on energy management for 2018 Facilities Integrate

The premier annual event for facilities/property management and systems integration is turning its attention to the burning issues of climate change and energy management.