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Freedon to design faster, with confidence

Freedon to design faster, with confidence

New software offers designers more flexibility and features   Designers and users in the construction industry have been using Hilti anchors with confidence for some time now.   Hilti anchors are backed by thorough testing and an array of technical information to give the designer complete confidence.   As designs have become more elaborate, so Hilti has kept touch through innovative anchor design.   Unfortunately, according to Hilti, anchor software available to th...
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New sustainability initiative launched

Building and Construction minister Clayton Cosgrove has helped launch Concrete3, an initiative to raise awareness of the sustainable qualities of concrete.   Spearheaded by the Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ), the initiative endorses concrete’s contribution to New Zealand’s sustainable development across all areas of economic, social and environmental endeavour.   “As New Zealand looks towards more sustainable solutions for the built environ...
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Italian flooring system now made here

Italian flooring system now made here

A unique structural dome flooring system used throughout Europe and North America as an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective fill option for concrete flooring is now being manufactured in New Zealand.    Cupolex Building Systems general manager Tim Farman sees the local manufacturing facility providing the building industry with a number of benefits, including savings and improved supply. “A house lot of Cupolex has always been cost effective when compared with pol...
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Synthetic fibre readily accepted

Synthetic fibre readily accepted

New RAD 55 macro synthetic structural fibre has been embraced by, and readily accepted in the shotcrete and engineering industries as end users recognise the benefits of replacing steel fibre and mesh with a synthetic fibre.    Structural synthetic fibre (RAD 55) is superior to more conventional reinforcement in shotcrete as it can outperform, give greater cost savings, is easier to use and safer to handle. Radmix International has uniquely packaged the RAD 55 fibres in a 2k...
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Sustainability — and ‘repositioning’ New Zealand

Sustainability — and ‘repositioning’ New Zealand

New Zealand has long been perceived by the outside world as having a “clean, green” image, but there is more to sustainability than merely being green. Sustainability has many definitions, but all relate to “treading lightly”, “leaving only footprints” and “ensuring we leave our planet in a fit and proper state for future generations”.    A popular view of sustainability links it to being environmentally sound, but there are elem...
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