Smart Road project is pioneering innovation for sustainable roading. Road Science, a Downer-owned entity, has announced what the company describes as a landmark partnership with the New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) for the launch of the first full-scale trial of Bio Bind. Bio Bind is a ‘cutting-edge, low carbon bitumen replacement, which aims to revolutioniseContinue reading “A REAL BIND…”

EASYSTEEL – keeping it easy for Kiwi

Easysteel has been a valued partner in New Zealand for over 95 years, and we take pleasure in offering both quality steel products and exceptional customer service. In fact, we are known in the building, construction, and infrastructure sectors for our promise, The Steel Promise,” says Jasmin Pakura, Fletcher Steel’s marketing content coordinator. Pakura saysContinue reading “EASYSTEEL – keeping it easy for Kiwi”

Sweet results… Every step of the way

DYNAPAC THE ROAD CONSTRUCTION SOLUTION, PACKED WITH INNOVATION Dynapac is described a world-class manufacturer of construction and compaction equipment, specialising in road construction machinery and asphalt and soil compaction equipment. “With a rich history and a strong reputation in the construction and infrastructure industries, Dynapac continues to innovate and provide reliable solutions,” says Shane Rau,Continue reading “Sweet results… Every step of the way”

Women in construction – Building a better future…

MAJORITY FEMALE BUILDHERS PROJECT PROVIDES SOLID FOUNDATION FOR MORE WOMEN IN INDUSTRY There is something very magical happening on a Fletcher Living residential building site in Whenuapai, Auckland. A taste of a new type of building industry is being seen – a building site as part of a wider industry that not only incorporates womenContinue reading “Women in construction – Building a better future…”

Alliance Portfolio Manager

Inspiring leadership opportunity to lead the Defence Estate and Infrastructure Alliance Mō te tūnga | About the role This role manages the professional services alliance between NZDF, Beca, EY and GHD. You will lead the Alliance and Alliance Management Team across all areas of Defence Estate and Infrastructure (DEI) and report to the Alliance ServicesContinue reading “Alliance Portfolio Manager”


The sustainability targets of the steel industry are ambitious and far-reaching – and thanks to the collaborative and focused mahi of many contributors, those targets are inching closer by the week. HERA has received $150,000 from BRANZ, funded by the building research levy, to support its $772,000 low-carbon design research project. The objective is toContinue reading “HOW THE STEEL INDUSTRY IS TRACKING TOWARDS LOW-CARBON DESIGN IN CONSTRUCTION”

PRIME PUMP: When you need to over-pump an entire river

Gravel deposits swept into Nelson City’s largest river after flooding in August last year exposed the city to what was described by experts as an unreasonable flood risk. As such, local environment infrastructure firm Nelmac was tasked to remove gravel build-up and instal a flood wall to reduce erosion at a natural turn in theContinue reading “PRIME PUMP: When you need to over-pump an entire river”

Site Safe

LAUNCHES VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING COURSE FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY The future of training is here says Site Safe New Zealand following the launch of the first virtual reality (VR) health and safety training courses for New Zealand’s construction industry. From August 15, 2023, learners in Auckland can book VR formats of the Foundation Passport Building ConstructionContinue reading “Site Safe”

New Apprentice Network provides wraparound training support

Taking up a carpentry trade apprenticeship is no easy task, and employing an apprentice also brings new challenges for builders. It can prove too much for some, leading to high levels of attrition, which isn’t great for the apprentices who do not finish their qualification, their employers, or the country given the need for moreContinue reading “New Apprentice Network provides wraparound training support”

Concrete roadmap laid out to net zero carbon by 2050

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”