Taking the BIM by the horns

While BIM is still a relatively new concept in the NZ construction landscape it is important that we catch up with this important technology pretty quickly. The UK provides an interesting model for BIM adoption and it would be good to see it implemented in NZ. For those who are a little unsure what BIM…

Fletchers in recruitment drive following #Brexit

Like the rest of the current news cycle, construction related news (and our largely Brexit themed blogs this week) is all about the #Brexit. Fletcher Construction, which claims to have 30 years of work in the pipeline, is set to hold a recruitment event in London later this month with the aim of attracting senior…

Manchester skyscraper is disturbing the peace

English architects have once again successfully created public nuisance out of a city skyscraper. Manchester’s Beetham tower terrified locals on Sunday, as in the gale force winds the tower displayed its tendency to sing – or rather, wail with ghostly anguish. The tower has always had a lot to say, much to the irritation of inner…

End of the Red Road

On Sunday the remaining Red Road Apartments in Glasgow were demolished. However, not all went to plan with two of the structure remaining partially upright after the controlled demolition. Click here to read the Stuff article including video. However, this end is not as spectacular as a previous plan. In preparations for the 2014 Glasgow…