Worlds first curved triangular orthotropic bridge wows industry

The Canada Street Cycle Bridge project is recognized as a pillar of what can be achieved within the New Zealand steel industry. So much so, it inspired regulatory administration Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ) to create a supreme award in recognition of what was achieved by those involved. Commissioned by NZTA, the Canada Street Bridge project refers to a comprehensive …

Rivet Sheetmetal, Engineering and Manufacturing Ltd

In business since 1991, Rivet (previously Scott Sheetmetal) has built up an enviable reputation for service, quality and outside-the-box designs and fabrications. Rivet has 50 highly skilled, experienced staff shared between two different branches, both conveniently located in New Plymouth. ISO9001-accredited with professional services and solutions on offer, you will have the assurance that your next project can be successfully …

Onsite ladder safety a concern across the Tasman

The safety of workers onsite is becoming more of a focus in construction in New Zealand – and rightly so if we are to reduce New Zealand’s regrettable workplace injury statistics. Worksafe reports that falls from heights of three metres or less off roofs and from ladders account for most of the serious harm incidents reported from the construction sector. …

Nets for your safety

Once your workers are at height, have you considered what would happen if one of them were to fall? The tool to address this risk may be safety nets. Safety nets are designed to stretch and absorb the energy of a fall, so a falling person is less likely to be injured. The greater the fall height, the greater the …

An edge above in height protection

With the building and construction industry booming as well as reroofing, roof coating and the ever increasing popularity of retro fit solar energy, the need for safe yet cost-effective alternatives to traditional scaffolding is at an all time high.  Edge Protection NZ Ltd offers tradesmen the ability to achieve compliance with health and safety legislation whilst gaining superior site efficiency …

The Canterbury Safety Charter: Beyond the Rebuild

It has been another great year for the Canterbury Safety Charter – they’ve had a lot to celebrate. In June the Charter took out the supreme award winner at the New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards. It won the WorkSafe New Zealand/ACC best overall contribution to improving workplace health and safety in New Zealand. The award recognises the huge …

Planning with the professionals

The team at Survus Consultants  are surveyors, planners and engineers with all the necessary expertise to advise on the specialist issue of subdivisions. What exactly is a subdivision? “It’s the term for splitting a piece of land into individual lots,” says Craig Hurford, survey manager at Survus Consultants. “Subdivisions can be as basic as a residential two-lot in-fill development where …

How to get the best out of your business travel

We’ve all heard travel horror stories – missed flights, endless queues and frustrating helpdesk calls, all of which cost businesses time and money. Grant Avis, general manager of Gilpin Travel talks about the business benefits of engaging a corporate travel agency. Although booking online has become the norm, it’s not necessarily the best option for all types of business travel. …

Building for whatever may come

As Heraclitus famously said ‘The only thing that is constant is change,” – and it seems the rate of change has never been as rapid as today. Although this has probably always seemed the case to successive generations, social, technological and natural forces seem to be drawing momentum from one another to keep (quite literally in Canterbury’s case), moving the …

12 daily habits of exceptional leaders By Travis Bradbury

Great leadership is indeed a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time explaining the specifics of what they do that makes their leadership so effective. Great leadership is dynamic; it melds a variety of unique skills into an integrated whole. Great leadership …