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”
As Wellington’s waste concrete gets new life The new bike and walking paths going in around Evans Bay, Wellington are providing the means to get about in climate-friendly ways – and also helping reduce waste by making use of recycled materials. The base layer that’s been used under the latest stretch of the new bikeContinue reading “A GREENER PATH”
NZ GETS TASTE OF WHAT’S TO COME WITH FIRST CONCRETE 3D PRINTED COMMERCIAL BUILDING The first building featuring Qorox 3D printed concrete walls has recently been completed in Hamilton and it’s being described as not only the first concrete 3D printed commercial building in the southern hemisphere, but also a game changer. The build, anContinue reading “‘Game-changer’…”
Indigenous researcher paves road to success with PPE innovation Shannon Kilmartin-Lynch, a proud Taungurung man from Mansfield in Victoria, Australia is a driving force behind an innovation at RMIT University to use disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) to make concrete stronger. The PhD scholar and Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at RMIT is part ofContinue reading “CONCRETE ANSWER…”
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…”
From small residential piles, in-ground beams and pile caps up to large diaphragm walls, the Fletcher Reinforcing Prefabrication is the “team on the ground, with the capabilities to do it all”.
Youngman Richardson’s Scott McBreen, Husqvarna construction product manager for New Zealand, was recently called in to consult about a new Fresh Choice supermarket being developed on the grounds of Auckland’s Alexandra Park Trotting Club in Epsom.
The recently completed Richmond Countdown supermarket is set to be the first of its type in New Zealand to be accredited by the internationally recognised Green Star rating system. Youngman Richardson were an important part of the construction process along with concrete contracting company Concrete Sealing & Grinding NZ.
Forty of the world’s leading cement and concrete manufacturers join forces to accelerate the shift to greener concrete by pledging to cut CO2 emissions by a further 25% by 2030, marking a decisive step in the race to ‘Net Zero’ concrete by 2050.
Marlborough Park is a modern recreational area for all ages located in Glenfield on Auckland’s North Shore. A colourful playground was added in 2017 and recently the skateboard park which has been a feature of the landscape for years was reopened after being given a complete makeover.