Collaborative approach key to success of steel industry

Marking the 10-year anniversary of industry organisation Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ) has been a good opportunity to reflect on the progress of the steel sector in New Zealand, says manager Alistair Fussell. “It wasn’t long ago that steel lagged behind other construction materials in multi-level construction. Now it has a 50 percent market share in New Zealand, with around …

Steel Construction New Zealand celebrates 10-year milestone

Around 110 SCNZ members, their partners and clients attended the organisation’s 10th Anniversary Members’ Forum and Social at Queenstown in April. SCNZ manager Alistair Fussell opened the general forum sessions with a presentation celebrating the history of SCNZ and the “remarkable” people who contributed to its success. The organisation existed under several different incarnations (under the guidance of HERA) before …

Imported steelwork biggest threat to local market

The rise of fabricated steelwork imported from low costs economies is the biggest challenge facing the structural steel industry in New Zealand, says Steel Construction New Zealand manager, Alistair Fussell. “Learning to live with this challenge is a key focus of SCNZ and the industry moving forward. Clients have choices in a global market. Our industry has to continue to …