Introducing Eve

Eve Cooper joined CCNZ in the new year as the association’s new Membership and Events manager on 14 January. Eve recently moved to Wellington after spending 17 years in the Bay of Plenty. For 10 of those years, she worked as the Membership Services manager at the New Zealand Certified Builders Association. Eve says she…

Preparing Filipino workforce

Site Safe’s new partnership with Filipino recruitment organisations is helping ensure workers hit the ground running when they arrive here. Site Safe has joined forces with Working In Resourcing, a Kiwi-based immigration company and its counter-part Philippines-based recruitment agency, YWA Human Resource Corporation, to deliver entry-level health and safety training for workers preparing to start…

Genie Material Lift products

 Youngman Richardson & Co has recently been made exclusive New Zealand distributor for the full range of Genie Material Lift products. “We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to market this range alongside our existing collection of Genie heavy lifting products,” says general manager, Ed Richardson. “Existing Genie Material Lift customers can be…

Building bridges by printer

Dutch officials have toasted the opening of what is being called the world’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge designed for cyclists built in the Dutch southeastern town of Gemert. Work on printing the bridge, which has some 800 layers, took about three months after starting in June and it is made of reinforced, pre-stressed concrete, according…

Hynds couple recognised

Leonie and John Hynds are among the 2017 Laureates being inducted into the prestigious Business Hall of Fame. This honour recognizes John and Léonie’s significant contribution to the economic and social development of the country through manufacturing, engineering and infrastructure. In addition to their contribution to business, John and Leonie have contributed significantly to the…

Clever Procurement- Caroline Boot and ‘Clever Buying’

In the past tender writing and procurement has often been a painful and expensive (and often pointless) exercise, but Caroline Boot’s ‘Clever Buying’ course is changing the procurement sector. CAROLINE BOOT, from tender specialist company Plan A, explains. MY FIRST DOZEN years in the business of writing tender responses revealed a large-scale problem: the traditional…

From strength to strength – Worthington Contracting

It’s now a case of  where to from here for a small family company that grew  rapidly in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes. HUGH DE LACY reviews the options. When Russell Worthington started his contracting company in 1984 he gave it an impressive name – North Canterbury Excavation and Drainage – for an outfit whose…

Kiwi ingenuity alive and well in the Naki

Only in Taranaki would you find old drill pipe, previously used in oil and gas programmes, being used as the foundations for two houses in suburban New Plymouth. The two Tukapa St sections in the city suburb of Westown had been vacant for several years but Brian Martin Contracting Ltd recently moved a pile driving…

Balancing risk and reward in the tender phase of design-construct contracts: How to have a successful experience with your design consultant.

  by Stuart Tucker, GM of civil infrastructure at Beca I’ve spent about 20 years working in design-construct contracts of one form or another, mostly in the tender and early delivery phases of large infrastructure projects. While I’ve seen plenty of changes to how professional services are procured and delivered for this work, two aspects…