The sustainability targets of the steel industry are ambitious and far-reaching – and thanks to the collaborative and focused mahi of many contributors, those targets are inching closer by the week. HERA has received $150,000 from BRANZ, funded by the building research levy, to support its $772,000 low-carbon design research project. The objective is toContinue reading “HOW THE STEEL INDUSTRY IS TRACKING TOWARDS LOW-CARBON DESIGN IN CONSTRUCTION”

PRIME PUMP: When you need to over-pump an entire river

Gravel deposits swept into Nelson City’s largest river after flooding in August last year exposed the city to what was described by experts as an unreasonable flood risk. As such, local environment infrastructure firm Nelmac was tasked to remove gravel build-up and instal a flood wall to reduce erosion at a natural turn in theContinue reading “PRIME PUMP: When you need to over-pump an entire river”

Site Safe

LAUNCHES VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING COURSE FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY The future of training is here says Site Safe New Zealand following the launch of the first virtual reality (VR) health and safety training courses for New Zealand’s construction industry. From August 15, 2023, learners in Auckland can book VR formats of the Foundation Passport Building ConstructionContinue reading “Site Safe”

Concrete roadmap laid out to net zero carbon by 2050

New Zealand’s concrete industry has launched its roadmap to net zero carbon by 2050. Concrete New Zealand (NZ) chief executive Rob Gaimster says the publication of the roadmap is a pivotal moment for the concrete industry and the country’s built environment. “We must provide adaptive solutions that address and help ease the impacts of climateContinue reading “Concrete roadmap laid out to net zero carbon by 2050”


Upper Nihotupu Dam back in business after repairs to flood-damaged watermain Watercare’s 100-year-old Upper Nihotupu Dam is again supplying water to Aucklanders after its raw watermain suffered damage during the Anniversary Weekend storm. The Upper Nihotupu raw watermain that carries dam water to the Huia Water Treatment Plant was damaged by landslips in multiple placesContinue reading “DAM GOOD…”

Step up in comfort

WITH CUSHIONCORE 3.0 QUAD-MAX FOOTBED John Bull has been making work and safety footwear for New Zealand since 1934 — enabling hardworking New Zealanders to get the job done in the rugged and unique local environment they call home. “Stepping up the comfort game, John Bull has applied the revolutionary CushionCore comfort to our belovedContinue reading “Step up in comfort”

The smarter, better way…

HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES KEY TO WINNING CONTRACTS AS CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SHOWS IMPROVEMENT With continued challenges in the construction sector, smart companies are using quality data to help reduce deaths and injuries – and to win business. As competition for big contracts continues, showcasing proven health and safety practices are becoming increasingly key when competingContinue reading “The smarter, better way…”


Enhances safety on Hydraulink serviced machinery Advanced, environmentally friendly Muster fire suppression technology has been installed by Hydraulink Mid-Canterbury on one of the latest Claas 8800 Lexion harvesters of a type widely used globally in broad acre farming. The Muster technology is enabling Hydraulink to deliver a gold standard of safety protection industrial risk managementContinue reading “FIRE SUPPRESSION TECH”


Metso Outotec in action at Scott Base Research Facility in Antarctica. It is not every day that you supply equipment destined for Antarctica. That was the challenge in front of Mimico when the company’s client Isaacs Construction came to them with the work scope. “What we knew was that we needed a solution with provenContinue reading “MACHINERY POWER FOR THE POLE”