Despite statutory obligations that work site health and safety representatives be elected by their colleagues – which helps ensure better health and safety outcomes – the majority of safety reps who attend health and safety training appear to be appointed by their employers. Jason Braithwaite, general manager of New Zealand health and safety training providerContinue reading “‘Neglecting the electing’ impacting health and safety”
The history of any country is a vital part of its culture that should unquestionably be preserved for future generations.
While recent conversation has centred on house prices peaking, the construction costs for new homes are not expected to slow down any time soon. Following a higher than anticipated 16% increase in material costs over the last three months, building suppliers are estimating a further 12% increase in the cost of their materials over the next six months, according to the latest research from Eboss.
Autodesk, Australian Constructors Association, Consult Australia and the Infrastructure Sustainability Council have released a joint report to support industry in accelerating a net zero future through the design and construction of the infrastructure pipeline.
Copenhill/Amager Bakke in Copenhagen, Denmark has been announced as the World Building of the Year 2021. The scheme is designed by B.I.G Architects and was selected from the ‘Production, Energy & Recycling’ category.
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.
New research in construction is producing some interesting results that challenge tradition construction and building methods.
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.
Suppliers to the building, construction and infrastructure sector with “the world’s leading steel products, Easysteel is proud to be your trusted partner in New Zealand for over 95 years,” says Nicholas Wheadon, head of sales for Easysteel.
Local structural steel contractor Red Steel has a story of resilience to tell that stretches back 90 years to the Napier earthquake of 1931.