CNC long folding Swiss technology for the construction industry

When Allan’s Sheetmetal in Otago wanted to increase its ability to produce sheet metal flashings, the company went to the market looking for the latest technologies that are available to help its productivity and give the ability to produce product with more flexibility, faster and more accurately. A solution was found with the simultaneous bendingContinue reading “CNC long folding Swiss technology for the construction industry”

Quick-fire questions: A Q&A with Tom Ireland, project director Auckland City Rail Link, Aurecon

Tom has dedicated his career to directing major infrastructure projects through all phases, from initial feasibility through construction, and successful operation. His strong leadership as a project director has been showcased on both the City Rail Link and Western Ring Route – SH20 Waterview Connection, the two largest transport infrastructure projects to date in NewContinue reading “Quick-fire questions: A Q&A with Tom Ireland, project director Auckland City Rail Link, Aurecon”

Treotham captures new technology

A new compact, high performance smart camera has landed from Treotham. With the ability to adapt itself to a number of situations with its intelligent, modular software concept, the technology is an exciting innovation. Powerful processors, a modular software concept and illumination components make weQube a multifunctional specialist for industrial image processing. “The weQube SmartContinue reading “Treotham captures new technology”

Seismic strengthening of floor diaphragms with carbon fibre materials

Image: Dr Enrique del Rey Castillo undertaking EQC-funded research on using FRP for walls. Photography: EQC Dr Enrique del Rey Castillo and his team from the University of Auckland have been awarded funding from the Endeavour Fund to research seismic strengthening of floor diaphragms with carbon fibre materials. Floor diaphragms transfer seismic forces between lateralContinue reading “Seismic strengthening of floor diaphragms with carbon fibre materials”

The Cridge Litigation – Lessons for expert witnesses

By Stuart Robertson, partner, and Andrea Lim, solicitor, at Dentons Kensington Swan In all construction defect cases (whether it be vertical or horizontal), expert witnesses are often pivotal in the outcome of the case. If you regularly provide, or are called on to give, expert advice/evidence in any dispute forum, the recent High Court judgmentContinue reading “The Cridge Litigation – Lessons for expert witnesses”

Fundamentals remain

By Daniel Taylor, head of manufacturing, NZTE Historically, New Zealand manufacturing exporters have thrived on conducting business face-to-face. Whether it be a trade show in Europe, or commissioning a new piece of machinery in Asia, we’ve always been comfortable hopping on planes and visiting customers on their turf. COVID-19 has forced a radical rethink ofContinue reading “Fundamentals remain”

Wait – Before you press print

By Dr Juan Schutte, R&D engineer at UoA’s Creative Design and Additive Manufacturing Lab 3D printing (3DP) has achieved phenomenal success and grown to be a highly prominent tool for innovation and product manufacturing with it currently estimated to be an industry worth NZ$17.7 billion. It is no surprise that most of New Zealand’s majorContinue reading “Wait – Before you press print”

The future of steel in New Zealand: Seven steps to becoming a global low-carbon exemplar

By Dr Troy Coyle, HERA CEO The International Panel on Climate Change’s recent report described climate change as “widespread, rapid and intensifying”. The steel industry has a part to play and is leading extensive collaboration to reduce emissions in the near term and activate a long-term framework to become a global low-carbon leader. The stepsContinue reading “The future of steel in New Zealand: Seven steps to becoming a global low-carbon exemplar”