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 […]
Engineers should use the revised (yellow) version when carrying out assessments, with one exception. You should use the existing July 2017 version when you are assessing specifically whether a building is earthquake-prone under the legislation.
There is more to safety than training and equipment. A safe work site needs to ensure that safety is a priority in every aspect. Any successful organisation or company will be aware of the importance of safety in the workplace. It is not uncommon for companies to lose sight of the importance of safety which […]