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.
SaveBoard, a New Zealand company making construction boards from locally sourced packaging waste, has demonstrated compliance with the New Zealand building code as an alternative solution product.
A new technology in concrete that could save New Zealand the amount of carbon emissions equivalent to 6.3 flights Auckland to Christchurch for every house built here on average has been brought into the country by manufacturer Stevenson.
The third annual GCCA ‘Concrete in Life’ photography competition has launched with a call for amateur and professional photographers from around the world to capture the role of concrete in their lives and its role in the sustainable world of tomorrow.
Chief executive at HERA Dr Troy Coyle says that this is something that should be decided depending on the design of a building, and after looking at all of the facts.
Ensuring that policies and protocols are in place and communicated with all team members is key to safety on site, says industry experts.
Offer all the fruit bowls you like but it’s going to take more than that to lift employee wellbeing, says Jane Kennelly, Skills Consulting Group general manager of Wellbeing.
In helping to maintain the massive fleet of civil engineering machinery, McCoskery described the Caterpillar gathering as one of the largest he has ever seen.
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