Major Oak Safety Training

2019 NZ Crane Training Company of the Year Major Oak Safety Training Ltd (Most) is taking the lead in the mission to provide safer, more competent and efficient candidates to fill the skill gaps for crane/construction equipment operators and dogman. 2020 sees ‘Most’ bring world class immersive simulation training to NZ with an industry leading state of the art crane …

Safety while working at height

Article provided by the NZ Safety Council. Under the Primary Duty of Care in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, preventing falls from height is a requirement for all PCBU’s and they must ensure that work at height is actively managed so that people are not harmed. A PCBU who manages or controls a workplace must ensure, so …

Dunedin new builds in the pipeline

Dunedin City Council staff are pressing ahead with work on much-needed new housing subdivisions and other developments across the city despite the COVID-19 lockdown. The Council has eight planners working on resource consent applications, and another 45 staff involved in the various elements of building consents, all working from home. And while numbers of applications had declined since the lockdown …

Experts in insulation

Making sure you have a professional that’s qualified and competent to do the insulation work you need is the minimum you should expect out of an installer. Basic questions for your insulation installer: Are you a member of IAONZ? What training has the installer completed? How many projects have you completed? When you have a retrofitter or industry professional that’s …

From small beginnings to one of Auckland’s largest

Henderson Demolition has come a long way since it was formed in 1999 with a handful of employees. It is now one of the largest demolition companies in Auckland. Glenn Henderson had a hankering to build his own business and in 1999, after working in demolition, he set up his own company with much of the initial work “stripping out” …

What to consider before committing to demolition work

Some relevant info for people considering demolition work is: any properties built before the year 2000 will need to have a demolition asbestos survey done by a competent person, preferably a licensed asbestos assessor. It is a legal requirement that any asbestos in a property is identified before demolition work takes place so it can be removed safely. There is …

Demolition and recycling experts

The staff at Ward Demolition are leaders in the demolition industry, and they’re at the forefront in demolition, resource recovery and salvaging. Ward Demolition offers professional advice backed by over 25 years’ experience, whether it’s about the demolition of your house or commercial building or the removal of asbestos and contaminated soil. In regards to COVID-19, Ward Demolition is back …

designIT® sITe App: The LVL tool in your pocket — use it onsite, anywhere, anytime

The designIT® sITe App has been growing in popularity with builders as a must-have onsite tool when working with Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) based products. The app, developed in house by the Futurebuild LVL team, has been around since 2011. Colin Taverner, Business Development Manager at Futurebuild LVL, takes great pride in demonstrating the App and seeing the reaction it …

Supreme winner’s project creates “dramatic forms”

The outstanding project 48 Tuarangi Road in Auckland has won the Resene Supreme Award in the recent NZ Wood- Resene Timber Design Awards, brought to you by the Wood Processors and Manufacturers’ Association (WPMA). It is a project judges called an “impressive integration of timber material and manufacturing precision”. TOA Architects designed the 156sqm home. CLT panels created a box …

Continued co-operation key to the sector’s recovery

Concrete NZ chief executive Rob Gaimster believes that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a gigantic blow to the New Zealand construction sector, the real consequences of which will not be fully understood for many months. “Yet despite the upheaval there has been a reassuring display of co-operation amongst all groups, particularly as measures were developed for a safe return to …