Work on one of the most complex engineering challenges undertaken in New Zealand ended with the completion of City Rail Link’s (CRL) C1 contract at Britomart Station.
Civil Contractors has responded to the National 30-year Infrastructure Strategy released by the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Te Waihanga. The strategy is intended to set a blueprint for the country to address its massive infrastructure deficit, improve resilience and streamline infrastructure construction.
It’s been a few months since New Zealand construction and infrastructure joint venture GAJV took delivery of the first 24 tonne Magni HTH 24.11 heavy-duty telehandler to arrive in the country.
A continued supply chain lag, combined with a skills shortage, is making the case for smarter and sharper building management and digital tools more critical than before.
New Zealand’s remediation of 228 buildings clad in highly combustible, polyethylene materials is a complex task, made all the more challenging by a lack of international standards and testing when it comes to cladding safety.
SSAB has now manufactured the first fossil-free steel in the world and delivered it to a customer. The test delivery is an important step toward a fully fossil-free iron and steel production value chain and a milestone for the HYBRIT partnership between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall.
Although appropriate safety equipment is hugely important, NZ Safety Blackwoods’ Janet Grosse, category manager Site Safety and Medical says: “Relevant legislation and standards place the emphasis on firstly identifying and controlling hazards and risk; then ensuring appropriate training for workers”.
Ensuring that policies and protocols are in place and communicated with all team members is key to safety on site, says industry experts.
Offer all the fruit bowls you like but it’s going to take more than that to lift employee wellbeing, says Jane Kennelly, Skills Consulting Group general manager of Wellbeing.
Terra Power Systems recently launched a power rental division, now boasting a fleet of over 30 generators ready to go for both prime and standby applications.