Supreme winner’s project creates “dramatic forms”

IMAGES - David Straight The Resene Supreme Award in the recent NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards, brought to you by the Wood Processors and Manufacturers’ Association (WPMA), has been awarded to an urban Auckland home. Project judges described the 48 Tuarangi Road project as an “impressive integration of timber material and manufacturing precision”. TOA Architects designed the 156 sqm home ...
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Coronavirus and construction in NZ

By Marcus Beveridge and Tina Hwang from Queen City Law   The recent worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as Covid-19 has impacted many businesses including the construction industry. It is indeed a Pandora’s box. A worldwide health crisis of this nature is not an ordinary event, and our nation rarely gets a mandate for people to go into self-quarantine. …

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2020 Jeep Wrangler

The iconic Jeep Wrangler – one of the most recognised vehicles in the world – delivers off-road capability and on-road practicality. The off-road ability is the product of more than seven decades of Jeep’s 4×4 engineering experience. That’s all well and good – but it’s the Wrangler’s fold-down windshield and innovative removable tops that allow it to seamlessly morph into …

The many reasons why you should make use of master plumbers

Master Plumbers is a national membership organisation representing around 70 percent of all registered plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers in New Zealand. Its members play a vital role within the construction sector. Quality assured Chief executive Greg Wallace says there are many reasons why New Zealand’s builders and contractors should use a master plumber on projects, whether domestic or commercial. “Master …

Six year success story – AS/NZS 2327 gets across the line!

  Article courtesy of HERA. After six years of hard work, we’re proud to announce that AS/NZS 2327 has been published in collaboration with our Australian colleagues. Steel-concrete composite construction has proved popular over the last 30 years, and has largely accounted for the international dominance of steel frames in multi-storey buildings. Its success being the strength and stiffness that …

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 …

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 …

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. …