Local solutions… Kiwi composite rebar builds stronger

Kiwis are more tuned into the impact of failing infrastructure and the effects it has on their lives than ever before. This is not just a New Zealand phenomenon, it is a view shared worldwide says Pete Renshaw, director of business development for Pultron Composites. Particularly in countries where there have been ongoing struggles with aging infrastructure, corrosion, and failures caused by the extreme effects of climate change.

Making a new connection: Innovative research in steel connections delivers resilient low-damage buildings

Creating technology to protect buildings from earthquake damage is an ever-present challenge for researchers, engineers and concerned building owners in seismically active regions such as New Zealand. A significant new advancement in resilient connection technology has been developed in a collaborative research project between Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the University of Auckland (UoA).