When the topic of robots in the workforce is brought up, it’s easy to feel a little uncomfortable. After all, we commonly hear comments like ‘one day when robots are doing our jobs’ or ‘a machine can do that, quicker and cheaper’. However, the truth is far less scary than these conversations and sensationalism.
Running the length of Quay Street is an historic seawall that has retained and protected land reclaimed over 100 years ago to form Downtown Auckland.
Six forces are converging in a post-Covid New Zealand that will fundamentally transform our urban centres. Left unchecked, the results of this convergence could be ghost CBDs characterised by untenanted buildings and distressed landlords, and a population still afflicted by the housing affordability crisis hampering our younger generations.
The most comprehensive review of New Zealand’s resource management system, since the Resource Management Act (RMA) was passed in 1991, has been released, with major recommendations that will affect how we plan and build our infrastructure.
The press is awash with stories around when the 150 projects that are ‘shovel ready’ and worth an estimated $2.6 billion will be released to market. These projects, and the certainty of pipeline they bring, are undoubtedly vital for the construction industry.
Watercare’s carbon-reduction initiative has been endorsed as the Construction Sector Accord’s first ‘Beacon Project’ – a project that demonstrates leadership to the rest of the sector by taking a transformative approach to construction.
The concept of human induced vibration (vibrations caused by human footfall) can conjure up images of Millennium Bridge-style swaying or collapsing buildings. But, in reality, the ‘damage’ caused by human induced vibrations is less likely to ruin a structure and more likely to cause discomfort for people using it.