• Atiqa Rashid finalist in design awards

    Posted by · May 04, 2021 12:23 PM · 1 reaction

    Structural design engineer for Manktelow Consulting Engineers, Atiqa Rashid, is a finalist in this year's National Association of Women in Construction Excellence Awards for her design work on two workshops.

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  • Litigation when dealing with Australian consultants and engineers - with Kiri Parr

    Posted by · April 27, 2021 2:40 PM · 1 reaction

    Construction lawyer Kiri Parr knows litigation plays a significant part in Australia's engineering sector. As immediate past president of Consult Australia (the Australian version of ACE) and ex-Regional Legal Counsel of Arup Australasia, Kiri shares her insights on what we should know here in Aotearoa when dealing with companies from across the Tasman. 


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  • Leave a place better than you found it - with Alyce Lysaght

    Posted by · April 21, 2021 6:10 PM · 1 reaction

    It's no secret Māori and Pasifika are underrepresented across the engineering industry. Despite being aware of this, it can be difficult to know where to learn more about the issue and how we can help bridge this gap. For Māori engineering students, it can be difficult to see how the values of te ao Māori can be integrated into the industry. Alyce Lysaght explores these issues every fortnight in a new podcast series, Māori in Engineering.

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  • Shaping our future - call for abstracts extended

    Posted by · April 19, 2021 12:06 PM · 1 reaction

    Are you a thought leader in climate change, sustainability, social responsibility, people and culture, digital and infrastructure innovations or risk? We're on the hunt for inspiring presenters to our national conference, Future-Fit Aotearoa.

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  • It's essential to push ourselves outside of our envelope of comfort - with Amy Patterson-Horner

    Posted by · April 13, 2021 3:08 PM · 1 reaction

    2020 ACE New Zealand Emerging Leader finalist, Amy Patterson-Horner is the Business Group Manager for GHD Hawkes Bay. We caught up with her to get her thoughts on leadership and in her role as a manager in the consulting industry.

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  • Contract risks in consulting and engineering – with Hannah Bryce

    Posted by · April 08, 2021 12:27 PM · 1 reaction

    A current critical challenge for the consulting and engineering sector is risk allocation. Clients see many of our industry-standard contracts as outdated and modify them because of increasing insurance costs, more significant exposures, and a shift in risk allocation. APAC General Counsel for GHD, Hannah Bryce, educates staff on identifying contracts that have an inappropriate risk/reward balance and equips them to push back and have conversations with their clients when what they're asking for is difficult to accept in terms of risk.

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  • Challenge and encouragement with Dr Paul Wood

    Posted by · April 08, 2021 9:13 AM · 1 reaction

    On Wednesday 7 April we held the first of our Future-Fit Forums, a suite of ACE New Zealand workshops designed to help you develop and explore new ideas that will lead to improved business performance. Dr Paul Wood delivered a keynote presentation to a live Wellington and online audience, followed by a workshop with Wellington attendees. Through his unique story of a troubled childhood leading to imprisonment, Paul taught us how it is through challenge and courage that we can bring the best of ourselves to the table, navigate ambiguity, and thrive in a changing stressful world.

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  • Women event a 'wakeup call' for men

    Posted by · April 01, 2021 8:16 AM · 1 reaction

    On Tuesday night 50 people gathered in the Beca auditorium to discuss how we can encourage more women into STEM. As consultants and engineers, we build and design things for everyone - including women. And we know that diverse teams produce better outcomes. So why is our industry so underrepresented when it comes to gender? ACE CE, Helen Davidson shares her thoughts.

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  • Improve your business writing – with Shelly Davies

    Posted by · March 31, 2021 7:51 AM · 1 reaction

    Shelly Davies is a business writer, trainer, and keynote speaker who gets her kicks from helping businesses turn corporate jargon into plain language. Last year you told us through our training and development survey that you’d like to learn more about communicating clearly and persuasively. So we enlisted Shelly's support in upskilling ACE members on how to write the perfect executive summary (Wednesday 8 April), and at a workshop on business writing (Wednesday 14 April). We caught up with Shelly to find out how these events will make you a better communicator.  

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  • Stress is not a threat to avoid but a challenge to embrace - with Dr Paul Wood

    Posted by · March 31, 2021 7:49 AM · 1 reaction

    Paul Wood reevaluated his life when he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. By the time he was released, he'd attained a degree in psychology and philosophy, a master's in psychology and was two years into a PhD in psychology. Today people know him as Dr Paul Wood, who's energy, humour and engaging stories can change people's lives. Dr Wood is running our first Future-Fit Forum in April.

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