Category Archives: Magazine

SCNZ Queenstown Members’ Forum & Social

At last! An opportunity to combine a valuable business experience with a fun and exciting weekend away.

Excellence in Steel Awards 2015

This year’s SCNZ Excellence in Steel Awards were presented at the Metals Industry Gala Dinner at the Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland, in September.

Careers Coach

We are excited to announce that SCNZ is on board The Careers Coach as a key sponsor. The state-of-the-art Coach boasts 26 touch screen units packed with careers information, which showcase the wide range of options and career paths available to school leavers.

Labour on right track with procurement policy says steel industry

Steel Construction New Zealand, the representative body for the country’s structural steel industry, has welcomed the Labour Party’s government procurement policy announced today, but says the key to its success will be in ensuring public sector agencies apply the policy when tendering contracts.

Steel industry cautious on new Christchurch investment fund

New Zealand’s structural steel industry says yesterday’s announcement of a planned new investment fund for the Christchurch rebuild is good news for the city, however it remains to be seen whether it will end up costing Kiwis their jobs.

Kiwi steel firms show strong support for quality scheme

New Zealand’s structural steel fabricators are showing strong support for the industry’s recently launched quality assurance scheme – Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC). One year on, the number of firms who have achieved SFC certification has doubled to 16, with a further 17 lining up to go through the process.

Base Isolation Sets New Standard In Christchurch

Even before Stephen Collins decided he was going to build in post quakes Christchurch, he had selected steel for the structure of whatever was to be his next project. “Why? Well, I knew about steel’s strength-to-weight ratio and its speed of erection.

Home of Cycling’s Avantidrome on Track

Sometimes even a worthy project needs a champion who is determined enough to rally support and carry it forward. In 2010, a regional bid team in the Waikato dreamed of establishing a national velodrome with an indoor track that would comply with Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) standards. The trouble was the team didn’t have the […]

Calder Stewart Builds in Steel for Christchurch

Calder Stewart Industries Ltd has incorporated Buckling-Restrained Braces in the construction of its new steel-structured office block in Christchurch’s Hazeldean Business Park. 

The Vision of Mountain View School

Mountain View School in Mangere is engaged in roll growth that includes additional school buildings that have a unique steel structure.

Seismic Strengthening for Flaxmere Waterworld

Flaxmere Waterworld, originally built as an outdoor pool for Hastings in 1977, was enclosed in 1990. When cracks appeared in the central timber portal, which formed the main support for the pool hall,

Steel Retrofit for Wellington’s McKenzie Building

The McKenzie Building at 222 Willis Street, Wellington, has undergone earthquake strengthening in preparation for a new lease of life. Built in reinforced concrete during the 1930s as a department store with warehousing, additions were made in the 1960s that now comprise the current structure of four buildings surrounding a four storey atrium.

Kilmore Street Medical Centre

–Quake Damage Control with High Seismic Performance– After the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, to undertake the design of a three-storey medical centre for construction in the CBD of Christchurch required considerable background research, an extensive review of the relevant engineering literature and a great deal of in-depth analysis. 

Ruamoko offers to share new advances in seismic design

In Maori mythology, Ruamoko is first and foremost the god of earthquakes: Ruamoko Solutions, established in Christchurch in 2006, is a firm of Consulting Structural Engineers specialising in structural design solutions that mitigate the damage

The Te Mihi Project — Contact Energy’s latest geothermal power station —

The Te Mihi project is a programme of investments focused on expanding the use of the Wairakei steamfield and reducing the environmental impact from Contact Energy’s Wairakei operations. Contact is investing around $750 million into the construction of a power station; development of the steamfield so that separated geothermal water can be re-injected;

New Tertiary Campus and Transport Interchange for Manukau City Centre

1 October 2012 “The new building is being constructed over a working rail station opened in early 2012… Our decision-making around this kind of development is based on land-use development outcomes; much emphasis is placed on intensification around transport nodes.”

Mubi River, Papua New Guinea – A bridge not too far for Eastbridge –

The 6.6-million tonne per annum PNG Liquefied Natural Gas Project is operated by Esso Highlands Limited, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation.The gas will be sourced from the Hides, Angore and Juha gas fields and from associated gas in the Kutubu, Agogo, Moran and Gobe main oilfields.

ASB North Wharf — A Wynyard Quarter Landmark for Auckland —

ASB North Wharf occupies sites 22 and 23 in Wynyard Quarter. A prescribed public lane, Te Wero Lane, extending from Jellicoe Street to Madden Street, is the central component of the public realm within the site and creates the pedestrian connectivity with the corporate realm.

Queenstown Motor Group Fast-tracks Showroom

Despite losing several days from the construction programme because of heavy snow and some severe weather, the building that houses the new Queenstown Motor Group dealership was completed in just four and a half months.

Harbour City Centre Seismic Upgrade – Leading Wellington by Example

Our geologists have told us over the years that for many of Wellington’s fine buildings and their occupants the threat of earthquake is real.