Building Code update 2021

The update is also looking to change natural light requirements, and requirements for testing weathertightness for higher-density housing. Through the update, MBIE’s goal is to support the construction of medium and higher density housing, reduce carbon emissions in the sector, and improve the ability of buildings to withstand the future effects of climate change. Building […]

OLDER CRANES DELIVER NEW GAINS

Nearly all industries depend on electric overhead travelling cranes (EOTs) for their heavyweight maintenance, manufacturing and process needs. The fleets of these essential workhorses of industry have experienced exponential growth over the last 20 years, with rapid economic growth until the COVID-19 pandemic mothballed some sectors of industry and cut production in others.

NEW PRESIDENT SEES BOLD FUTURE FOR ORGANISATION

Rosalind says success over the next decade should be measured in terms of becoming a home for all engineers, and a trusted engineering voice that reaches all New Zealanders. “Both the public and our Government want to understand a wide range of engineering issues and how they intersect with questions such as climate change and […]

Producer statements explained

BCAs rely on producer statements to confirm someone with a recognised competence level has reviewed the attached calculations and drawings. Typically, Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) status demonstrates that level of competence. While anyone can sign a producer statement, most BCAs will not accept it unless the author holds CPEng. The New Zealand Building Code supports […]

FROM MANUAL TO AUTOMATED: AN AUSTRALASIAN SUCCESS STORY

RedArc Electronics is one of South Australia’s prominent employers in the manufacturing sector. Their rich history spans over 40 years in the research, design, development, and manufacture of a range of electronic voltage converters and associated products. These include inverters, power supplies, battery chargers, brake controllers and trailer braking products.

Engineer censured for process failures

The Disciplinary Committee said the engineer, whose firm was commissioned to design an accessway for a new subdivision, breached their obligations under the Code of Ethical Conduct to undertake engineering activities in a careful and competent manner. The engineer was censured and ordered to pay a fine and contribution to costs totalling $10,300.