Pop-up Globe gets its onion dome

In February 2016, the world’s first full scale temporary working replica of the second Globe, the theatre Shakespeare and his company built to stage his plays, popped up in Auckland and created quite a sensation. The 2016 season ran for 12 weeks with 128 performances and sold over 100,000 tickets. It was extended twice due…

City Rail Link – one year on

One year ago construction began on New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project based in the heart of the Auckland CBD, the City Rail Link (‘CRL’). Project Manager Chris Meale highlights the positive approach taken by contractor teams working on the CRL to liaise with businesses and other parties affected by the works in the CBD. The…

Overcrowding in Auckland schools

Auckland’s population growth has also meant an increase of students enrolled in schools, causing overcrowding. Such an example is Rowandale School in Manurewa which has seen a 30% increase of students since 2014 – an increase of 144 students to its total roll. In order to make space for more students, the school has had…

Construction of Vector Arena credit: Grayson Engineering

Calling up a bond – Grounds for opposing a call

Mainzeal was engaged to construct Vector Arena. The contract required Mainzeal to provide a bond to secure Mainzeal’s performance under the contract. Mainzeal arranged for Great Lakes Reinsurance to provide this bond to the principal. Payment of the bond was conditional on an engineer’s certificate which was to state: that the contractor had defaulted; that…