The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) is currently consulting on its Building Code update 2021. The update focuses on the energy efficiency of buildings, proposing to increase minimum insulation levels.
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 […]
When Holmes Group CEO John Hare FEngNZ CPEng IntPE(NZ) looks at Christchurch’s evolving post-earthquake cityscape, he sees something missing. It’s not the heritage-sized hole left by much-loved historic buildings – although they are sorely missed. No, what John’s engineer’s eye sees is a positive absence, evidence that a critical lesson of the quakes has been […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Quite often, there are lots of benefits to warehouse safety that can be missed. Procedures linked to safety are often ignored in many workplaces and this is usually down to a lack of time, cutting corners, saving money, or inadequate resources. When safety procedures are in place and followed correctly, there are many benefits in […]