New training package targets $24 million cost of falls from heights A new state-of-the-art virtual reality training package aims to tackle New Zealand’s poor safety record for working at height. The package, launched by Christchurch-based immersive tech company Cortiical, has been developed in collaboration with education and subject matter experts and is the first of itsContinue reading “VIRTUAL SOLUTION…”

Tātaitai Puhanga Waro set to launch zero carbon steel program

By Dr Troy Coyle, HERA CEO The month of May will usher in a new zero carbon steel programme for steel products. The program, Tātaitai Puhanga Waro, has been independently developed and based on verifiable data and provides a carbon emission calculator, believed to be a world first, to help companies offset carbon emissions andContinue reading “Tātaitai Puhanga Waro set to launch zero carbon steel program”


Winter and economic pressures a slippery slope for workers The coming winter, with its rains and current economic pressures, is a time of heightened danger for New Zealand construction workers who are still too ready to cut corners to save time but end up losing their lives instead. Jason Braithwaite, general manager of New ZealandContinue reading “CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CONCERN”


Resource Management Amendment Bill Back in October 2021, the Government made what, for many, appeared to be a radical announcement. They introduced the Intensification Streamlined Planning Process (ISPP), which proposed a new streamlined process that would support Tier 1 councils in implementing intensification policies. On top of that, the Government stated that these councils willContinue reading “NEW ZEALAND CITIES GROW UP”


play in construction industry safety A new international research review conducted by New Zealand health and safety software company, SaferMe, has shed light on the role of social relationships in the costly incident record in our construction industry. The research, part of SaferMe’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) – funded project to develop a predictive worker safetyContinue reading “SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS”


COST-CONSCIOUS A FOCUS FOR FUTURE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION In this cost-conscious time in business, in particular within concrete construction, “architects, engineers and contractors have a product and service operation available to them that not only helps cut costs but improve efficiencies”, says Lance Canute, founder/director of Canzac Group “We are a concrete construction ‘specialty house’. It’sContinue reading “CANZAC’S CONCRETE SOLUTION…”

SuperSnake syncronised sub-feeding systems

Kemppi expands SuperSnake range with GTX International welding equipment manufacturer, Kemppi, has released its new SuperSnake GTX to expand its range of synchronised sub-feeding systems for hard-to-reach welding sites. The SuperSnake GTX joins the SuperSnake GTO2S and the SuperSnake 8 in providing users with quality distance wire feeding capability for Kemppi’s MIG/MAG welders. The SuperSnakeContinue reading “SuperSnake syncronised sub-feeding systems”


More time, planning for tunnel projects key to functional cities As traffic density continues to increase with population, keeping society from grinding to a halt often rests on tunnel infrastructure says Matt McLean, operations manager for the civil and mining division at Mainmark. He says that tunnels help to alleviate congestion, promote smoother traffic flow,Continue reading “TUNNEL TIME…”

Phoenix Metalman continues rise in NZ’s recycling market

Phoenix Metalman Recycling has announced the acquisition of General Metal Recyclers Limited (GMR). GMR has two sites located in Wellington and Levin, extending Phoenix Metalman’s nationwide recycling presence to 12 sites in total – adding to its 10 locations positioned in: Kamo, Whangarei, West Auckland, Penrose, Otahuhu, East Tamaki, Takanini, Hamilton, Kaiapoi and Christchurch. PhoenixContinue reading “Phoenix Metalman continues rise in NZ’s recycling market”