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”
Eastland Port’s Wharf 7 rebuild ready to get underway After years in the planning, work will soon begin on one of the most significant parts of Eastland Port’s ‘Twin Berth’ project. Located in Gisborne, Tairāwhiti, the rebuild of Wharf 7 was granted resource consent in December 2020. It’s due to start late March and willContinue reading “MCCONNELL DOWELL – INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS”
There is little doubt that mental health within the New Zealand construction industry is of critical importance, with a study last year showing the industry faces a suicide rate double that of others. As a big step in tackling this issue, Downer New Zealand Ltd (Downer NZ) has announced a new partnership with the MentalContinue reading “Downer partnership – focusses on mental health”
John Deere introduced its Series-II excavator offering to the market over 12 months ago and customers have enjoyed the power and performance.
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.
A booming industry has construction and building on the rise, bringing with it the need to upskill and increase training. NZCN takes a look at the changes ahead and speaks with some of the key players that are out there to help.