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.
Global accounting and advisory firm BDO released its fourth annual BDO New Zealand Construction Survey Report that focusses on uncovering insights under four priority sector themes; supply and inflation, labour supply and succession, financial foundations and managing risk.
Assembly challenge cuts time and labour input by half – with better safety and bolt integrity.
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”.
An industry study conducted by Site Safe and Massey University’s School of Built Environment has investigated the negative effects of work-related stress on productivity, and physical and emotional health of construction workers in New Zealand.
Property is officially New Zealand’s largest industry, with new analysis from Property Council New Zealand showing the sector has a direct contribution to GDP of $41.2 billion, or 15% of total GDP.
The rescue of a Wellington icon, an infrastructure response that moved mountains, and a project with an outstanding safety culture were amongst the winners of the 42nd Civil Contractors New Zealand Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards.
New infrastructure and renewal accelerates the move to safer, cleaner and more efficient workplace technologies says Tony Cooper, product engineer and Asia-Pacific marketing manager, Enerpac. Here, he looks at a new horizon to traditional methods…
Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has launched its own V-Force branded solutions for customers seeking to improve battery electric forklift performance by using lithium-ion technology.