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.
We’ve received 17 nominations for the two vacant Board member roles. Only one nomination was received for each of President and Deputy President, so no elections are required for these positions. Two nominations were received for Vice President, so there will be an election for this position.
ZeroJet co-founders Neil Mans and Bex Rempel aim to replace 10,000 internal combustion outboards with electric propulsion within five years – resulting in an emissions saving equivalent to removing 1.5 million cars off the road. “The vast majority of outboard motors are diesel or petrol powered, pumping pollution directly into marine environments. ZeroJet’s electric jet […]
Fancy a stroll through tiger lowlands, big cats prowling on a bridge above your head? Or how about going face to face with a crocodile in a tropical swamp forest? Auckland Zoo’s South East Asian Jungle Track takes the philosophy of bringing visitors closer to nature to a whole new level, inspired by conservation science […]
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 […]
Flow batteries have become a popular choice in the development of large-scale energy storage systems due to their helpful features. They offer very long cycle life, low-cost options for applications that depend on high energy to power ratios, as well as high energy efficiencies. They are useful for electric power customers which include industries and […]
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 […]