CONTEXT 3D CAPTURE HIGHLIGHTS WAIROA STORM DAMAGE

When Cyclone Gabrielle hit New Zealand in February 2023, the Riverside Motor Camp – on the banks of the Wairoa River on the east coast – was inundated with flood water and silt, leaving a thick layer of mud and debris on the severely affected site. To urgently assess the damage to the grounds andContinue reading “CONTEXT 3D CAPTURE HIGHLIGHTS WAIROA STORM DAMAGE”

TRANSPARENCY, BRAND IMPACT AND REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS…

THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR The construction sector plays a significant role in shaping our built environment. However, it also has a substantial environmental impact, using about 40% of extracted raw materials and contributing 40% of global carbon emissions. Embodied carbon in the production of building materials is responsible forContinue reading “TRANSPARENCY, BRAND IMPACT AND REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS…”

Big changes to leading construction contract

After extensive review, New Zealand’s standard contract for the construction of building and civil engineering projects has been revised and released for consultation. The NZS 3910 is the contract most commonly used in New Zealand’s construction industry. However, recent industry and government reports have pointed to significant issues with the contract’s use that may erodeContinue reading “Big changes to leading construction contract”

GREEN CONCRETE…

While Australia is making some progress towards decarbonisation, it can make a huge impact in the construction industry – which, globally, is responsible for 40% of the world’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. The biggest contributor to the industry’s carbon footprint is concrete – the second most consumed material in the world after water, used soContinue reading “GREEN CONCRETE…”

ON A ROLL…

Watercare’s $1.2b Central Interceptor project sees busiest year There’s nothing like a tunnel boring machine (TBM) shaft break-through to get the blood pumping. And the recent completion of the first link sewer to connect to Watercare’s main Central Interceptor tunnel was the cause of real celebration for the whole 500-strong project team. t’s the firstContinue reading “ON A ROLL…”

SOME RELIEF ON HORIZON…

The 2023 eBoss Construction Supply Chain Q1 Update (Q1 2023 Update) shows that price increases to building products have halved over the past six months and are set to stabilise even further as global pressures lessen and inventories continue to be well stocked. The update reveals that building material prices have increased by 19% onContinue reading “SOME RELIEF ON HORIZON…”

PRIME PUMP…

Adapting at speed, when the worst happens When Cyclone Gabrielle wrought havoc across the Hawke’s Bay, the Regional Council faced the challenge of getting their overwhelmed stormwater network back up and running. Over 780mm of rain fell in nine hours. Flood waters breached stop banks, submerged pump stations and inundated the network with water andContinue reading “PRIME PUMP…”

WÜRTH GETTING IT RIGHT…

Global giant stocks and supports ‘largest fastener range in NZ’ This year, Würth New Zealand is celebrating its 35th anniversary having established the business here in 1988. The Kiwi company is backed by parent company Würth Germany – operating since 1945 – and is “well known globally as the largest supplier of fastening and fixingContinue reading “WÜRTH GETTING IT RIGHT…”

‘Game-changer’…

NZ GETS TASTE OF WHAT’S TO COME WITH FIRST CONCRETE 3D PRINTED COMMERCIAL BUILDING The first building featuring Qorox 3D printed concrete walls has recently been completed in Hamilton and it’s being described as not only the first concrete 3D printed commercial building in the southern hemisphere, but also a game changer. The build, anContinue reading “‘Game-changer’…”