The Concrete Research Roadmap

Canvassing opinion from within the concrete industry, along with other stakeholders, the roadmap identifies common research areas and articulates these as a series of goals. Specific research projects to achieve these goals form the final component of the Roadmap. A common problem with a research strategy is to accept that demand exceeds the resources available. As such the exercise quickly …

Coming across asbestos? Play by the new rules

Are you running a business (for example, building, roofing, or plumbing) with workers who may disturb or remove asbestos or asbestos-containing material (ACM)? In April, changes were made to the regulations governing work involving asbestos. Asbestos regulations were updated to bring New Zealand into line with other countries. With more than 170 New Zealand workers dying each year from asbestos-related …

Asbestos guidelines impact entire construction sector

The latest edition of guidelines for the safe management and removal of asbestos will have wide range implications for the entire New Zealand construction sector, says Terry Coleman, secretary of the New Zealand Demolition and Asbestos Association (NZDAA). “It is very important that people working across all sub trades have training, similar to Site Safe training, in the identification, management …