Product news: Innovative shelters

Portaspan is a new product from Simple Shelter that spans between portable buildings, such as portacoms and has been designed with construction sites in mind – break areas, covered working areas etc. It saves wasting site time building covered areas and requires no fixing to buildings. The Kiwi-made portaspan roof can be secured down to…

Finding staff in 2016

There are a number of specialist recruitment consultants placing candidates in the local civil engineering/construction marketplace at present. It’s a competitive space and there is  a massive demand for qualified staff. So how do recruiters gain a competitive advantage? Wellington recruitment company One Eighty Recruitment is vesting effort into social media, via a website, a blog…

Komatsu’s next generation mining shovel

The PC7000 is a 700 tonne class machine available in face shovel and backhoe configurations. It is matched to plus-200 tonne trucks such as Komatsu’s 830E, 860E and 930E haul units. According to Michael Hall, Komatsu Australia’s national product manager, the new PC7000, which had its worldwide release at Bauma this year, extends the company’s…

WorkSafe case study

Here is the new WorkSafe video on Wellington Pipelines and the safety culture within this organization. Company owner James Fruean holds a monthly safety meeting with his team where every employee is encouraged to share his or her challenges. This open discussion is keeping health and safety standards at Pipelines at the forefront of staff and…