Producer statements explained

BCAs rely on producer statements to confirm someone with a recognised competence level has reviewed the attached calculations and drawings. Typically, Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) status demonstrates that level of competence. While anyone can sign a producer statement, most BCAs will not accept it unless the author holds CPEng. The New Zealand Building Code supports […]

FROM MANUAL TO AUTOMATED: AN AUSTRALASIAN SUCCESS STORY

RedArc Electronics is one of South Australia’s prominent employers in the manufacturing sector. Their rich history spans over 40 years in the research, design, development, and manufacture of a range of electronic voltage converters and associated products. These include inverters, power supplies, battery chargers, brake controllers and trailer braking products.

Engineer censured for process failures

The Disciplinary Committee said the engineer, whose firm was commissioned to design an accessway for a new subdivision, breached their obligations under the Code of Ethical Conduct to undertake engineering activities in a careful and competent manner. The engineer was censured and ordered to pay a fine and contribution to costs totalling $10,300.

WORK HOURS CHANGE WILL DRIVE CRL TUNNEL BUILD

Link Alliance Project director, Francois Dudouit, says measures wer in place to reduce the impact the increased hours may have of on the project’s residential and business neighbours. “Mine tunnelling is an essential part of launching our Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) next April, but we are mindful of our supportive neighbours and we’ll be doing […]

Inside job

The part of my job that always surprises people is… That I’m the Port Engineer! Sometimes people call me “Richard” – senior female civil engineers are fairly rare in New Zealand, especially in technical roles. I know of only two female engineers working for New Zealand ports and both of us are at Port Taranaki.