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Sustainable development recognised

The Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand’s (CCANZ) 2013 Concrete3 Sustainability Awards will again recognise and celebrate the industry’s contribution to sustainable development. Now in its sixth year, the awards are open to anyone, from architects, designers and engineers to contractors, builders and clients. CCANZ chief executive Rob Gaimster says the Awards acknowledge those within the construction industry who have adopted sustainability as a core business strategy. &...
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Seismic resilience ups occupancy in Telecom Central

Seismic resilience ups occupancy in Telecom Central

One of the most expensive buildings to come up for sale in almost a decade — Telecom Central in Wellington — has reached full occupancy after demonstrating its stability during recent earthquakes. Knight Frank real estate agency managing director Layne Harwood says there is a strong market for earthquake-resilient buildings, and this will help reassure those landlords who are considering investing in seismic strengthening of buildings that it is the right action to take. Mr Harwood...
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Celebrating National Tradesmen Day

New Zealand’s tradies — they build our homes, roads, businesses and schools. They keep our cars running, our lights on, our water flowing and so much more. Professional tradesmen are the backbone of our country — to all of these men and women who use their hands to keep us running strong, we would simply like to say thanks. In fact, Irwin Tools has created a day — National Tradesmen Day on September 20 — just for professional tradesmen, a day to celebrate all tha...
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Arrow wins major Christchurch rebuild project

Arrow wins major Christchurch rebuild project

Arrow International (NZ) Ltd has secured the largest commercial project to come to market since the Christchurch rebuild began. Arrow is set to commence construction of the multi-million dollar Awly Investment project in mid-September. The five-storey multi-use complex at 287 – 293 Durham Street overlooks the historic Provincial Chambers. It will offer three separate blocks of premium retail and office space circumferenced by cycle parks, sheltered courtyards and 123 on-site car parks, ...
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Second UCOL house build for Hospice underway in Palmerston North

A second UCOL house build to raise money for Arohanui Hospice began recently, marked by a visit to the build site by key sponsor Mitre 10. The house is being built by a group of 18 Certificate in Carpentry Level 4 students at UCOL’s Regional Trades and Technology Centre in Palmerston North. Mitre 10 MEGA in Palmerston North has offered its support as principal materials sponsor, and is working with many of its suppliers in an effort to minimise build costs which will maximise returns for...
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Weathertight Remediation: An introduction for builders

Written By: Harry Dillon, builder Article 8: Leaky Buildings: Back to basics This is the eighth article in a series 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. In this article we will be going back to basics.
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