20 February e-News

Today, together with Engineering New Zealand and Te Kāhui Waihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects, we launched the Diversity Agenda Accord at parliament. Thanks to Minister Julie Anne Genter for hosting us. It’s brilliant to see so many organisations already signed up to the Accord. Thanks for your inclusive leadership. Find out who has signed and sign up yourself Continue reading

13 February 2020 eNews

Diversity Agenda member Aurecon has launched an industry-first with their new parental leave scheme, Shared Care. The scheme provides financial incentives to support secondary carers who play a more active role in childcare. Continue reading

7 February e-News

How much do we need to fill the infrastructure deficit? The Government’s infrastructure investment occupied the headlines last week. It has been billed the single most significant capital expenditure on infrastructure in New Zealand since World War II. But was it enough? Some think not. Continue reading

30 January 2020 e-News

Construction Sector Transformation Plan launched The Government has announced a new action plan to help lift the workforce and productivity to build houses, schools, roads, rail and hospitals throughout the country. Continue reading

We've rebranded

Exciting news. Just as people and companies evolve, so do brands. We’ve grown ours over many years and we’re now taking a bold step forward with a new name. The Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ) will become the Association of Consulting and Engineering. We will also be known by the new acronym of ACE New Zealand. Continue reading

The Construction Sector Accord requires total commitment

This blog post is written by Paul Evans, ACENZ Chief Executive The Construction Sector Accord was launched earlier this year to transform the industry. The shared initiative between the government and the construction sector included a commitment from the government to develop a more visible pipeline of work and procurement practices that are fair, efficient and predictable. Continue reading

Document Automation Pilot for Short Form Agreement

ACENZ, Engineering New Zealand and LawHawk are working together to test automation of our common industry documents, such as the Short Form Agreement (SFA). Early indications are that an automated solution could achieve time savings of 75% or more.   Continue reading

Vector Needs You!

Vector have recently found a large number of buildings being constructed too close to power lines, poles, switches and transformers. It is very important that all buildings and structures comply with the Electrical Code of Practice for Safe Electrical Distances (NZECP34). This is enforced by WorkSafe and protects people, property, vehicles and the network. Continue reading

Heritage EQUIP announcement

Heritage EQUIP is a nationwide programme that provides funding and advice to the private owners of heritage buildings that require earthquake strengthening, and, as you may already know, the Government recently announced new strengthening incentives specifically for heritage building owners in regional centres. Continue reading

Construction Directory open to new entrants

The Construction Directory is the Ministry of Education’s national panel of 100 pre-qualified main construction contractors for capital works projects over $500,000. The Directory was originally released to the market in mid 2017 and become operational in August 2018.  We communicated in the original tender process and confirmed at regional supplier briefings that the Directory would be opened to potential new entrants on an annual basis. Continue reading