Members Only - Notice of the 2017 ACENZ Annual General Meeting

ACENZ would like to give notice of the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held on Friday, 11th August 2017 from 4:30pm to 5:00pm at the Wairakei Resort Taupo (located at 640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo). Continue reading

Members Only - Wellington City Council Update on Facades

Due to the heightened risk to public safety from damaging earthquakes in the Wellington area as a consequence of the Kaikoura Earthquake, the government has supported an industry initiative by providing funding for building owners in the Wellington City, Hutt City and Blenheim areas to secure URM parapets and facades. In this post is a letter to engineers from NZSEE President Peter Smith. Continue reading

Members Only - WCC Update - Facades on Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

Due to the heightened risk to public safety from damaging earthquakes in the Wellington area as a consequence of the Kaikoura Earthquake, the Government has supported an industry initiative by provided funding for building owners in the Wellington City, Hutt City and Blenheim areas to secure URM parapets and facades. Continue reading

Members Only - Quality Systems for Ready Mixed Concrete Plants

The most recent edition of the National Construction Pipeline Report paints a bright picture for the New Zealand building industry across the duration of its forecast period to 2021. Auckland residential building is projected to increase by another $3.3 billion by 2017, while Waikato and the Bay of Plenty are predicted to soon become the second largest region by value of work. With such a period of intense construction anticipated across residential, commercial and civil sectors over the coming years it is crucial that building products can be relied upon. Continue reading

Members Only - CCCS Review Status Update

The CCCS review process is wrapping up, with the last meeting held on 12th May 2017. This review process has been a long, intensive but beneficial review with many stakeholders providing valuable input including Auckland Council (AC), Watercare, Ministry of Education (MoE), Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), Christchurch City Council (CCC) and more. Continue reading

Members Only - New SCIRT Alliance for Kaikoura Rebuild

A construction alliance similar to the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Team will fix the roads and rail lines into Kaikoura. The North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) alliance includes NZTA, KiwiRail, and infrastructure companies Fulton Hogan, Downer, Higgins, and HEB Construction.  Continue reading

Members Only - Retentions Regime Guidance Document

The Retentions Regime is part of the Construction Contract Amendment Act 2015 and further legislation for the retentions regime, the Regulatory Systems (Commercial Matters) Amendment Bill, was passed by parliament in time to take effect on 31 March 2017.  Specialist Trade Contractors Federation (STCF) joined Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) and the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) in issuing Retention Guidance Bulletin 1.  Continue reading

Members Only - NZTA guidance on asphalt depth for high shear stress locations

The NZ Transport Agency issued guidance on the minimum depth of asphalt for pavement locations which are subject to high shear stress, such as roundabouts and intersections. Traffic, particularly heavy vehicles, put significant shear forces on road pavements when turning or changing directions.   Continue reading

Members Only - Department of Internal Affairs Updated SFA

The Department of Internal Affairs has recently reviewed their ACENZ Short Form Agreement (SFA) / IPENZ Short Form Model Conditions of Engagement Amendments in early 2017. This review has been in consultation with DIA's legal and commercial procurement teams, their insurance advisors and representatives from industry. Continue reading

Members Only - Ministry of education weathertightness bulletin

In this post you can view the Ministry of Education's latest bulletin providing information about their weathertightness failure repair programme. This issue provides a summary of the journey so far, their changed approach and some frequently asked questions. Continue reading