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.
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 importance of health and safety in the workplace should not be overlooked. While it is part of the law, it is also the duty of a good employer to ensure employees are not exposed to any form of injury while performing their duties. Many hazards occur in today’s work environment so you also have […]
Are you pursuing the idea of living a self-sufficient lifestyle but not sure of where to begin? Do you feel like maybe your living spaces are preventing you from achieving this goal? In this case, you have two choices, either you make your property self-sufficient and start from scratch or you can work towards improving […]
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 […]
Engineers play an important role in ensuring the building process runs smoothly and applicable laws are followed. BCAs rely on engineers to ensure that where a project does not have building consent, it will not be constructed. This ruling shows MBIE and BCAs take this responsibility seriously. BCAs can also raise complaints with us when engineers supervise […]
UC Senior Lecturer in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Dr Debbie Munro is leading the initiative. Earlier this year, UC launched an annual biomedical engineering work experience in the Pacific Islands where students can combine their engineering skills with hands-on training for repairing critically needed hospital equipment.
This 2020 is shaping up to be an interesting year for top engineering innovations. The way products are engineered is constantly changing thanks to the latest technologies. These technological advancements from 3D printing to the best power generator, have provided numerous ways to support humans in their engineering affairs. With the introduction of these engineering […]
Diesel generators play a vital role when power is not available in a particular area. If you are on a new construction site or live in a rural area, sometimes generators are the only thing that you can rely on to get power to your property or business. The importance of generators is sometimes underestimated […]
There is no denying that we are living in an age of advanced technology. The greatest innovations and exciting changes in technology have altered our lives forever. From the smart devices used in homes and self-driving cars to the satellite systems that help direct us in the right path as we move from one place […]