“Construction is a critical part of the New Zealand economy – employing around ten percent of the national workforce and contributing around 7 percent of GDP. “This Government recognises how important it is for New Zealand to have a resilient and high-performing construction sector,” Minister Williams said.
Engineers have a new obligation to report potential adverse consequences for people’s health and safety and for the environment. This means that they must take action if they observe something of concern. For example, this could be observing potential design flaws in a building under construction, or poor construction practices that threaten health and safety.
Engineering New Zealand is partnering with the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s Building System Performance team to manage a programme of projects in support of the building regulatory system. These include the Low Damage Seismic Design project and Geotech modules.
The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission, which publicly released its findings in December 2012, concluded that building designer David Harding of Alan Reay Consultants was working beyond his competence in designing the building. IPENZ (as Engineering New Zealand was then known) received two complaints against Mr Harding, from MBIE’s Chief Engineer and a group of victims’ […]
We’ve received 17 nominations for the two vacant Board member roles. Only one nomination was received for each of President and Deputy President, so no elections are required for these positions. Two nominations were received for Vice President, so there will be an election for this position.
ZeroJet co-founders Neil Mans and Bex Rempel aim to replace 10,000 internal combustion outboards with electric propulsion within five years – resulting in an emissions saving equivalent to removing 1.5 million cars off the road. “The vast majority of outboard motors are diesel or petrol powered, pumping pollution directly into marine environments. ZeroJet’s electric jet […]
Fancy a stroll through tiger lowlands, big cats prowling on a bridge above your head? Or how about going face to face with a crocodile in a tropical swamp forest? Auckland Zoo’s South East Asian Jungle Track takes the philosophy of bringing visitors closer to nature to a whole new level, inspired by conservation science […]
“Aftermarket installation work like this – where you need to make the customised hydraulics function and look like they were fitted OEM – requires a unique and highly technical skillset. The Hydraulink team has some of the only technicians in the country with the right skills and experience to perform the job safely and to […]
Under level 3, business premises can be open in a way that doesn’t spread the virus. There can be movement between sites for work. However, with the removal of some of the level 4 restrictions, the Government has asked that everyone work from home if they can and only leave home for required work, school, […]
The engineering regulation in NZ is a system that must be able to adapt to a changing public landscape. While any practical person can perform engineering work on buildings that are not restricted under licensed building code, it requires an assessed building practitioner to carry out construction work that is essential to the structure or […]