The theme for World Green Building Week 2021 was ‘Building Resilience’ and local structural steel contractor Red Steel has a story of resilience to tell that stretches back 90 years, to the Napier earthquake of 1931.
We already know steel can be endlessly reused, helping to play a part in New Zealand achieving its climate change goals. Every year billions of dollars are spent worldwide on steel research and development. It’s no surprise then, that new technologies that are further helping the steel industry in the fight towards sustainability are presenting themselves.
Igus develops P4HD rol e-chain with wear-resistant materials, quickly replaceable side parts and smart monitoring.
A study by researchers at Texas A&M University is captivating the minds of manufacturers across the globe.
Lockdown and quarantining have placed significant challenges on the materials handling industry, with social distancing requirements, heightened demand on supply chains, and a reduction in labour, to name a few. NZEN spoke with a key industry player to see how they are working with these changes, and how they can help others.
A new technology in concrete that could save New Zealand the amount of carbon emissions equivalent to 6.3 flights Auckland to Christchurch for every house built here on average has been brought into the country by leading manufacturer Stevenson.
Freight and supply chain issues are impacting throughout New Zealand. Nick Leggett, CEO, Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand has his say one week before the Nov 5th announcement whether Auckland will remain at Level 4.
New Zealand’s civil construction industry is riding a massive rebound in post-pandemic business confidence – but this may be undermined by skills shortages, which continue to be the industry’s number one challenge.
With all three branches of government – federal, state and local – working hard to drive the economy, it looks like Australia’s 4.5% GMP is in the bag says Australian business Aussie Pumps. Projects such as Badgerys Creek are “proliferating and mining, exploration and construction is bringing new life into many regional centres”.
Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has launched its own V-Force branded solutions for customers seeking to improve battery electric forklift performance by using lithium-ion technology.