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  • 13 February 2020 eNews

    Posted by · February 18, 2020 10:58 AM

    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.

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  • 7 February e-News

    Posted by · February 07, 2020 10:05 AM

    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.

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  • 30 January 2020 e-News

    Posted by · January 30, 2020 9:14 AM

    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.

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  • We've rebranded

    Posted by · January 23, 2020 9:06 AM

    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.

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  • The Construction Sector Accord requires total commitment

    Posted by · October 25, 2019 2:54 PM

    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.

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  • Document Automation Pilot for Short Form Agreement

    Posted by · May 20, 2019 3:05 PM

    ACE New Zealand, 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.

     

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  • Heritage EQUIP announcement

    Posted by · March 01, 2019 3:49 PM

    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.

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  • Construction Directory open to new entrants

    Posted by · February 26, 2019 1:53 PM

    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.

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  • Temporary Works Procedural Control: Good Practice Guideline (GPG)

    Posted by · January 28, 2019 11:48 AM

    The newly established Temporary Works forum (TWf) have developed the following draft guidance document to the New Zealand Construction Industry, providing a consensus view on how to execute good procedural control of the risks posed by temporary works throughout their lifecycle.

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  • ACE New Zealand elects first female president

    Posted by · August 16, 2018 11:47 AM

    ACE New Zealand has appointed Ida Dowling as its first female President at its Annual General Meeting in Hamilton on Friday 3 August. Ms Dowling replaces outgoing President Mike Kerr.

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