13 July 2017

From the Beehive - 13 July 2017

Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act takes effect

Engineers have welcomed new legislation for managing earthquake-prone buildings, which makes a step forward in improving New Zealand’s building stock. The legislation came into effect on 1 July. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says the new Amendment Act will ‘ensure the way our buildings are managed for future earthquakes is consistent across the country, and provide more information for people using buildings. 

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City Rail Link Limited Board appointed

New company City Rail Link Limited has made appointments to its Board, including consultant and civil engineer Russell Black FIPENZ. Brian Harrison, Karen Jordan and Anne Urlwin have also been appointed to the Board. The company is jointed owned by the Crown and Auckland Council and have responsibility for delivering Auckland’s City Rail Link project. 

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Exploring the economic opportunities from transport technology

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced the commissioning of a new study to look at how transport innovation can benefit New Zealand’s economy. The study is the result of a partnership between the Ministry of Transport and BusinessNZ. 

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