Climate Change Resilient Homes

The Thirty Year New Zealand Infrastructure Plan 2015 developed by the National Infrastructure Unit in October last year identified some of the key challenges facing infrastructure between now and 2045. One of the challenges identified in the plan was the effect that climate change will have on infrastructure. Climate change poses a threat to infrastructure…

Fletcher Building Restructure

On Tuesday, Fletcher Building announced changes to its business portfolio. These changes included the purchase of Higgins, the sale of Rocla and a restructure into five divisions. To see the announcement and read the New Zealand Herald article, click here. Fletcher Building has purchased most of Higgins assets, including asphalt and bitumen plants, road construction…

Women building in Myanmar, empowered or exploited?

In New Zealand, most people have an entrenched perception that construction workers are male. Because of this preconception, seeing a female construction worker, especially in a particularly labour intensive job will often come as a surprise. Contrastingly; in Myanmar female workers building roads and performing hard labour is a common sight because women make up…