With the available best practice guidelines, codes of practice, fact sheets, standards and the like, Craig Carlyle said that it should be straight forward to make an honest attempt at providing safer work places – but that statistics suggest otherwise.
There is no doubt the last few years have tested personal resilience, but business resilience is also really important, and has been equally challenged writes Daniel Taylor.
If a payment claim under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (’CCA’) is served correctly, and the payee fails to respond in time, the whole of the claimed amount becomes a statutory debt due. For this reason the courts are careful to ensure strict compliance with the CCA. However, communication via email can make this difficult, writes Dentons Kensington Swan.
As this month’s International Women’s Day (IWD) approached I found myself thinking about the role of women in our industry: What are we doing to support women starting out in their careers and those aspiring to leadership roles? Who is championing diversity and inclusion?
How can 3D printing be used in war? Dr Juan Schutte takes a look, however it is important to remember that such tools and technology are not ‘evil’, and that it depends on who is using them and for what.
A recent High Court case, South Pacific Industrial Ltd v Demasol Ltd, is a helpful reminder to ensure parties carefully calculate payment claims in accordance with contractual arrangements, or, where the contract is silent, in accordance with the default provisions of the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (‘CCA’).
Dr Troy Coyle recently co-authored a report with International Institute of Welding (IIW) Fellow Chris Smallbone. Here, Troy explores the steps HERA is taking to achieve sustainable heavy engineering, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
A number of industry commentators from around the world have made their manufacturing forecasts for the year ahead, and amongst the obvious (supply chain disruptions, labour challenges), one that really stood out was the movement of sustainable business practices from “nice to have” to “must have”. This trend has been noticeable for some time, but it’s interesting to see experts coalescing around this as a key topic for 2022.
Health and safety statistics seemed to have slipped off the radar since the intense media scrutiny post the Pike River Mine disaster and the subsequent introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act circa 2016.
Unlike subtractive machining which typically generates large quantities of waste product, 3D printing’s additive nature allows for the creation of parts while creating minimal waste, writes Dr Juan Shutte.