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.

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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. More »


An artist’s rendering of Carlton Butchery complete with new signage provided by RTL.

Carlton Butchery – Still A Christchurch Landmark –

Prior to the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, Christchurch developer Richard Diver had been making plans for the Carlton Butchery building. More »


The first VIP box is installed

Christchurch Builds Temporary Stadium Superfast

As the Super Rugby season approached, Cantabrians and especially Christchurch folk needed the equivalent of a fast break to counter the quake damage done to AMI Stadium. More »


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Saxton Oval Pavilion a winner for Nelson region

Saxton Field is a $50-million, 75 hectare sports-ground which, together with the $12-million Saxton Stadium, More »


The primary truss centre section lift by Grayson Engineering weighing 390 tonnes.

Forsyth Barr Stadium by the Fabricators

Now that we’ve read all of the superlatives written about the Forsyth Barr Stadium,  it’s time to hear from the SCNZ fabricators who between them put 3,887 tonnes of steelwork, bracing and purlins into the now world famous icon. More »


ComFlor 60 x 0.75 decking laid on steel beams with pre-welded studs and full corrosion protection

Cost-effective, Handsome, Durable Car Parks

Following a preliminary design by Opus, the Auckland City Hospital Car Park was put out to design/build tender. Mainzeal, as one of New Zealand’s largest and most experienced commercial construction companies, More »

The scale of the structure miniaturises the men building it

Eden Park Redevelopment

A major component of the multi-million dollar redevelopment of Eden Park is the new 22,000 seat, three-tier southern stand, which has 50 corporate boxes. More »


Beside Shed 10,The Cloud is clad in PVC and will have transparent walls of ETFE.

Innovative structure called for super accurate fabrication

Once the idea of developing a permanent terminal for Queens Wharf had been firmly placed on the back burner, the concept of an innovative, temporary RWC 2011 Festival Fanzone and Showcase began to gain currency. More »


6.	Decked in pre-fabricated concrete, the two-lane bridge is a vital economic gateway for Wairoa.

Sandstone slopes present engineers with bridge design opportunity

Between Napier and Wairoa, State Highway 2 used to wind and twist its way through the Matahorua Gorge. More »


There is an elevator for students with physical disabilities. Foot traffic between floors is via these stairs.

College Project Finished in Record Time

A consortium specialising in new projects for the Ministry of Education has completed Papamoa College in record time. More »


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Wellington’s Indoor Community Sports Centre

In 2006 Wellington City Council called for expressions of interest in a12-court multi-purpose Indoor Community Sports Centre for the people of Wellington. It was to meet the current and future needs of sporting codes such as Netball, Basketball and Volleyball while supporting emerging indoor sports, schools and the wider community. More »


Between the cedar wood-clad library and the first learning pod, the reading court.

Truly Remarkable People — Nga Iwi Tumeke

That’s the Mission Statement of the Remarkables Primary School, but it could just as easily be an apt description of the Kiwis who designed and built it. More »


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Steel Structures perform well during Darfield earthquake

In the aftermarth of the 4th of September Darfield earthquake, SCNZ were approached by Associate Professor Charles Clifton, a member of the Auckland University earthquake reconaissance team that visited the Canterbury region the day after the event, More »


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Radical Design Departure ‘entirely deliberate’

“Our radical departure from traditional airport design worldwide is entirely deliberate,” says Wellington Airport CEO Steven Fitzgerald. “What is set to become New Zealand’s newest iconic building, The Rock combines functionality and capacity with what will be a memorable More »