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Staff safety a big priority

Prominent South Island construction companies Amalgamated Builders Ltd and Naylor Love Ltd have prioritised staff safety through a joint project with Remarkable Physios and ACC.   Aimed at reducing injuries in the workplace, the health and safety initiative placed a physiotherapist at the companies’ construction sites to train and educate building site employees.   Amalgamated Builders manager Karsten Pedersen says the companies are the first major commercial contractors in t...
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Auckland structural engineers receive international commendation

Auckland structural engineers receive international commendation

Structural engineers Holmes Consulting Group received a commendation in the Award for Arts, Leisure or Entertainment category for the redevelopment of the Auckland War Memorial Museum at the Structural Awards 2007 in London.   The museum, one of the most revered heritage buildings in New Zealand, houses the premier collection of Maori and Pacific Island cultural treasures and attracts more than half a million visitors each year.   The redevelopment project had considerable national...
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Think big next winter!

The biggest construction trade show to be held in the South Island for seven years will be held at the Westpac Arena in Christchurch on August 13 and 14, 2008.   Over two days Southern Build 2008 will bring together more than 100 exhibitors with around 2000 key professionals from the building industry, including architects, specifiers, builders, building owners/managers, project and site managers, property developers and skilled tradespeople.   There will also be a quality seminar ...
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Fletcher Construction to take on Eden Park redevelopment

Fletcher Construction to take on Eden Park redevelopment

The Eden Park Redevelopment Board has announced the provisional appointment of Fletcher Construction as the preferred contractor for the construction of Eden Park for the Rugby World Cup 2011.   Board chairman John Waller says as a Kiwi firm, Fletchers has been associated with some of the most iconic developments in New Zealand’s history, including Te Papa and the Sky Tower.   “The redevelopment of Eden Park for one of the world’s major sporting events is a fittin...
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Architecture Week a huge success

Architecture Week a huge success

Auckland Architecture Week 2007 kicked off in October with one of the highlights of the week, Steven Ehrlich’s lecture.   The Californian architect was sponsored by Stevenson and Golden Bay Cement to attend Architecture Week and present on one of his favourite topics, sustainability and contemporary design.   The event was well attended by more than 400 architects, designers and the general public.   Mr Ehrlich proved that not only is he an excellent architect, but an ...
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