Automation And The Future Of Your Industry

For company managers the promise is for more automation, intelligence and control, for the ultimate in efficiency and performance. But how much of that promise is likely to become reality? That’s a fundamental question which only the test of time can answer, says Dona White, CEO of North Port Events. “There’s no question that we are in a period of …

Top achievers recognised

Darin Devanny was among the ‘best of the best’ to be recognised during the presentation of industry awards at the New Institute of Building Surveyors conference held at Church Road Winery in Hawke’s Bay. He picked up the Innovation in Building Surveying Award for designing a robot called ‘Hades’ that does the hard work seeking out damage and defects underneath …

Top pools rewarded

The 2016 winners have been found for the New Zealand Master Pool Builders’ annual Photo Competition, which is judged by some leading industry professionals from New Zealand and Australia. An incredibly unique entry from Alvin Crosby of Acqua Pool and Spa (Auckland) took out the Commercial Swimming Pools category for a three level swimming pool he was commissioned to design …

The 2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards announced

The 2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards were announced at an event in Wellington on Friday 11 November. Twenty-eight buildings and structures have won honours in the leading architectural awards programme, which recognises the best work across all the types of projects designed by New Zealand’s architects. The awards jury, led by Christchurch architect Jasper van der Lingen and comprising Auckland …

Conference one of the best yet

Another successful RANZ annual conference was held at SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre in July, with one of the highlights being special guest speaker Hamish Matheson, RoofStar Technical Advisor for the Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia, based in Vancouver. “Hamish’s presentation really opened our eyes to the opportunities out there, particularly around training. Our Canadian equivalent association has its own …

CCNZ National Awards

The following people and companies were recognised at the national awards ceremonies during the CCNZ annual conference in early August. Category 1:  Projects with a value up to $1M  Winner Groundfix – Waterview Tunnel The Waterview Tunnel is a $1.4 billion project being delivered for the NZ Government by NZTA and a consortium of contractors working as the “Well Connected …

State-of-the-art Earthquake testing facility wins top construction award

Auckland University’s new Faculty of Engineering Research, Building 906, home to one of Australasia’s largest earthquake testing facilities, was named Supreme Award winner at the recent New Zealand Commercial Project Awards, held in Auckland. Created by the team of Scarbro Construction, Jasmax Architects, and engineers RCP, the newly constructed Civil Engineering Test Facility – housing a nine-metre structure test hall …