SEISMOMETERS TO GIVE CLEARER IMAGE OF SUBDUCTION ZONE EARTHQUAKES

Scientists hope that the deployment of new ocean-bottom seismometers off the east coast of Wellington will help reveal the earthquake and tsunami potential for a ‘locked’ part of the Hikurangi Subduction Zone. But before then, plenty of work needs to be done.

Steel

STEEL IS A HERO OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: STUDY ESTIMATES 85% OF AOTEAROA’S BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION STEEL WASTE IS RECYCLED

The recycling of steel not only provides significant environmental benefits, but also helps to secure the future of the steel industry. Dr Troy Coyle takes a look at results from a study commissioned to estimate the sector-specific recycling rate.

Manufacturing

WHAT DOES 2022 HAVE IN STORE?

Daniel Taylor gives his best shot at foretelling the year ahead for the industry – including the state of the supply chain, the need for talent, local innovation, relationship building, and the manufacturing landscape.

Health and safety

GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT MACHINE SAFETY IN 2022

A wave of prosecutions related to guarding and the safe use of machinery are an eyeopener to the complacency of business in keeping their workers safe, says Craig Carlyle.

ARBITRATION CLAUSES IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS: THE ‘MAY’ VERSUS ‘MUST’ DEBATE

There is a question whether a party is entitled to litigate instead of referring its dispute to arbitration where an arbitration clause in a construction contract such as clause 13.4 in NZS3910:2013 provides that the parties ‘may’ refer their dispute to arbitration, but does not say anything about litigation.

Additive Manufacturing

LEVERAGING INDUSTRIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN METAL 3D PRINTING

Dr Juan Schutte shares how 3D printing has evolved from plastic filament being melted into rough layered prototypes, and is making its mark in the industry with metal-based technologies.

DR OMER ALTAF
FACILITATOR, CAPABLE NZ

“I am excited about innovative tools, including virtual reality applications and building information modeling within construction projects and overall engineering. I see the engineering sector progressing in 2022 with the adoption of BIM and digital innovations for better processes, increased sustainability considerations, and quality assured products.”

RAKON LAUNCHES NEW EQUIPMENT FOR SPACE

Headquartered in Auckland, Rakon is one of the world’s largest manufactures of frequency control products and timing solutions. Its products can be found at the heart of many applications, from 5G networks and satellites, to even vehicles on Mars. The company’s latest technology is a series of NewSpace equipment for platforms and telecommunications payloads.

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