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Williamson keynote speaker for quantity surveyors conference in Queenstown

Williamson keynote speaker for quantity surveyors conference in Queenstown

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) conference to be held in Queenstown on June 13 and 14. The two-day national symposium at the Hilton Queenstown is open to professionals working in all areas of the construction industry — not just quantity surveying — and Queenstown is playing host to the event for the first time since 2003. As a nod to the Christchurch earthquakes an...
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Hirepool swallows Hirequip

Hirepool’s purchase of Hirequip was finalised recently, with the newly-created business targeting a range of growth opportunities nationwide. Mike Foureur, executive director of New Zealand Rental Group, which owns Hirepool, announced the settlement of the industry-transforming transaction. “This is the most exciting transaction in the history of the hire industry in New Zealand. We are delighted to have brought these two industry leaders together, and see many strong opportunities...
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Rilean Construction receives top national ranking for health and safety

Rilean Construction receives top national ranking for health and safety

Award-winning Rilean Construction has been rated one of the top construction companies in New Zealand for its exceptional health and safety practices and procedures. The ranking has come from the construction industry’s national health and safety capability rating system AppCon. Rilean, which operates throughout the South Island, achieved 98% in a recent AppCon pre-qualification process that awards companies a grade based on the strength of their health and safety practices. The “...
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CEO survey reveals ‘dysfunctional’ and unaccountable governance teams in Australia

A survey of Australian chief executives and other senior managers lays the blame for failed major projects such as big-ticket infrastructure items on poor project governance. New research by Sydney consultancy Caravel Group and Melbourne Business School has found major project governance teams are dysfunctional, lack the skills and experience to govern major projects, exhibit poor corporate behaviour, are conflict-ridden and rarely have their performance measured or reviewed. Caravel Group dir...
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MIT selects Hawkins to complete new Manukau campus

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced that it has chosen Hawkins Construction to complete its new Manukau campus project, which has been on hold since the Mainzeal collapse in February. MIT chief executive Peter Brothers says he is pleased that construction on the new Manukau campus will recommence in early May. "Our aim is to have students in our Faculty of Business and Information Technology learning from there in early 2014,” he says. “Where possible, existing sub...
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Risky business

Risky business

Written By: Don Bunting Architect Don Bunting rattles off some more random observations about the construction and associated industries. This month: “Rabbits” ejected from sports grounds — a reflection of over-zealous health and safety procedures?
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Weathertight Remediation: An introduction for builders

Written By: Harry Dillon, builder Article 6: Leaky Buildings: Health and Safety This is the sixth in a series of articles based on a number of workshops on weathertight remediation for builders which the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment – Building and Housing group has been running at centres all over New Zealand. As builders we are all aware of our many responsibilities on our building sites. But in this article I will be taking a snapshot of some of the additional conside...
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