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.

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 […]

CHRISTCHURCH 10 YEARS ON

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 […]

What’s Coming This Year In Engineering

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 […]