Former Reserve Bank Governor Dr Alan Bollard has been appointed Chair of the new independent Crown entity, which is tasked with providing expert advice, planning and strategy, and supporting the delivery of major infrastructure projects across the country. The Minister says he expects the Commission to develop a long-term infrastructure strategy by working with central […]
Work in the construction sector can sometimes be unsafe. In comparison to other sectors, construction professionals are the most exposed to work-related accidents, with two times more work injuries than the national average in New Zealand. The fall from a height is the most common accident and is responsible for one fatal accident over four. […]
“The Council is excited by the work Mr Peters is doing to build political support in the US for a free trade agreement and we will increase our efforts to support him,” NZ US Council chair Leon Grice said.
When we imagine the use of robots in any field, we picture the Hollywood fed version of an electronic Armageddon. The reality is far from it. In real life, the majority of tasks that robots perform are in the field of data processing, automation of physical tasks and AI-powered communication and solutions, unlike the ‘take-over-the-world-alliance’ […]
Engineering is a discipline that we all need to understand to a greater depth. All around us, there are aspects of engineering that make our lives easier and in some cases, even fun! However, although engineering has made our lives better, there are a number of safety issues that are attached to engineering that we […]
On 22 February 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Christchurch killing 185 people and injuring many more. Buildings were damaged, roads rendered impassable, infrastructure destroyed and more than 7,000 homes were “red zoned” – meaning the ground they were built on was considered too high a risk for repairing or rebuilding. According to the Insurance […]
Our initial view is that we need to better manage the immediate aftermath of natural disasters so that the right engineering input happens at the right time. This means being prepared with clear processes and guidelines and a pool of trained and competent initial assessors. Better systems up front would minimise the risk of disputes […]
As well as changes to occupational regulation, MBIE is proposing a number of changes to building law. These cover the regulation of building products and methods; how risk and liability are managed; the building levy; and penalties for those who don’t comply with the law.
When the question “Why doesn’t New Zealand have any skyscrapers?” popped up on Quora, it elicited two responses. The first one listed down all the skyscrapers namely – Sky Tower (1076 ft in Auckland), Vero Centre (564 ft, Auckland), Metropolis (509 ft, Auckland) ANZ Centre (142 metres, Auckland), PWC Tower (142 metres), Oaks Residences (130 […]
Planning a party of a lifetime, or just need to make sure your company event goes off without a hitch? If you are planning to have a fairly large event then yes, it is worth hiring a generator. It might seem like overkill, but trust us, if the power goes down at your big event, […]