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By blending technical and marketing disciplines, as well as balancing growth opportunities with support for existing markets, CCANZ aims to ensure that industry decision makers realise the full potential of concrete.

With over 250 corporate and individual members, those that seek to better understand concrete as key to a sustainable built environment include architects, designers, engineers, building contractors and students. 

 

CCANZ Apartment Design Seminar

Good apartment design is a big challenge facing NZ architects as our population demographic changes.

Concrete Construction Course

A Concrete Construction Course for supervising the receipt and placement of fresh concrete on-site.

Building a Better New Zealand 2014 Conference

The Building a Better NZ conference in September will bring together a wide range of industry stakeholders.

Carl Ashby Assumes NZCS Presidency

Carl Ashby, a Structural Group Manager for Opus International Consultants, is now President of the NZCS.

Newmarket Viaduct Takes NZCS Concrete Award

The deconstruction and reconstruction of Newmarket Viaduct won this year’s premiere Concrete Award.

NZ Authors Recognised by PCI

NZ Authors Recognised by PCI with the 2013 Martin P. Korn Award.

Labour's "Pro-Wood" Policy Inappropriate

Labour’s “pro-wood” government procurement strategy misguided.

Contractor (March 2014) Education, Training and Research

The concrete industry must invest wisely in education, training and research.

Contractor (December 2013) Concrete Roads – The Affordable Option

Economic research reveals concrete roads to be around 25% less expensive.

BRANZ Build (October 13) Onwards & Upwards

Sustainable, medium density multi-storey residential developments are the future.

Contractor (October 13) NZCS – Preparing to Celebrate 50 Years

The NZ Concrete Society (NZCS) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014.
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  • STUDY AIMS FOR QUAKE-PROOF BUILDING

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 26/03/2014 A University of Canterbury prototype is being subjected to simulated shaking greater than the February 2011 earthquake to help improve the safety of the city's new buildings.
  • NEW EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT TECH COMING SOON

    Source: Newstalkzb.co.nz 25/03/2014 New earthquake-resistant building technology could soon be rolled out in Canterbury.
  • EXPENSIVE APARTMENTS SELLING FAST

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 22/03/2014 New apartments costing more than $1 million are being snapped up in Christchurch but more affordable developments are yet to hit the market.
  • FLETCHER CALLING IN OVERSEAS GRUNT

    Source: NZHerald.co.nz 17/03/2014 NZ builder wants to enlist big firms from abroad to help win $4b in public private partnership contracts......
  • QUAKE AND RELATED JOBS CRANK UP ECONOMY

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 15/03/2014 Earthquake strengthening has emerged as a multimillion-dollar driver of Wellington's regional economy, according to a new report......
  • CONSTRUCTION TIPPED TO RISE FROM FLAT PATCH

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 06/03/2014 Building activity during the last quarter of 2013 was below expectations but is anticipated to rise as construction in Canterbury and Auckland strengthens......
  • LYTTELTON PORT PLANS SECOND INLAND SITE

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 05/03/2014 Lyttelton Port (LPC) has conditionally bought 27 hectares in Rolleston, southwest of Christchurch, for the development of a second inland port.
  • SUBCONTRACTORS WANT LAW CHANGE ON LOSSES

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 05/03/2014 The Government is not making any promises as to when legislative changes might occur to help protect subcontractors, such as those hurt in the Mainzeal collapse a year ago.
  • FLYOVER TO INCLUDE CYCLE BRIDGE

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 05/03/2014 The Basin Reserve flyover will come complete with a fancy new $6 million overbridge for cyclists, but will they actually use it?
  • BILLION DOLLAR MAN - FLETCHER'S MARK ADAMSON

    Source: NZHerald.co.nz 04/03/2014 Fletcher Building CEO Mark Adamson is the man who presides over his company’s role in the multi-billion dollar Christchurch rebuild.
  • HOUSING NZ SEEKS OK FOR 60 NEW UNITS

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 25/02/2014 Housing New Zealand is seeking Christchurch City Council approval to build about 60 new residential units on land it owns in Bryndwr and Shirley.
  • FLETCHER BUILDING TO SELL PACIFIC STEEL

    Source: NZX.com 17/02/2014 Fletcher Building has announced it has entered into a conditional agreement to sell the Pacific Steel Group......
  • AFFORDABLE HOMES FAST-TRACKED

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 14/02/2014 Medium-density housing developments that set new standards for building efficient and affordable homes will be fast-tracked......
  • CHCH HOME QUAKE RESILIENCE RESEARCHED

    Source: NZHerald.co.nz 13/02/2014 Improving the resilience of homes which performed poorly in the Canterbury earthquakes is the subject of a new research project......
  • COUNCIL PONDERS AFFORDABLE HOUSING MARKET

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 12/02/2014 The city council is considering stepping into the affordable rental housing market to help alleviate Chch's accommodation shortage......
  • NZ CONCRETE PRODUCTION SURGES AMID EARTHQUAKE REBUILD

    Source: Bloomberg Businessweek 12/02/2014 NZ concrete production surged 9.7 percent last year as rebuilding in the earthquake-damaged city of Christchurch accelerated......
  • MAYOR OFFERS $250M

    Source: NZHerald.co.nz 10/02/2014 Auckland Mayor Len Brown is offering $250 million of the city's money to kick-start the $2.86 billion underground rail project before the Government starts contributing......
  • FIRMS PACK UP AS $90M BOOM ENDS

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 10/02/2014 Chch's post-earthquake demolition boom appears over but not before companies made nearly $90 million from Government-managed contracts......
  • SIGNIFICANT STREET FULL OF HISTORY

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 08/02/2014 A lot of NZ's history is held in the buildings in Cable St. The street, on reclaimed land, was named in 1905 after William Cable, the chairman of the Wellington Harbour Board......
  • PLAYERS DIFFER ON CHRISTCHURCH CBD GROWTH

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 08/02/2014 Chch's top property players are painting a mixed picture- one says a vibrant CBD is unlikely this lifetime while others feel confident......
  • EDUCATION FEELS FALLOUT OF MAINZEAL CRASH

    Source: NZHerald.co.nz 08/02/2014 A $30 million cost blowout at the MIT's new campus building, caused by the collapse of Mainzeal, will deprive South Aucklanders of better educational facilities......
  • JIM BOULT GOES TO HAWKINS CONSTRUCTION

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 04/02/2014 Former Christchurch International Airport boss Jim Boult is heading to the construction business......
  • APARTMENTS BOOMING IN AUCKLAND

    Source: NZHerald.co.nz 10/01/2014 Apartments could be the answer for financially strapped Aucklanders trying to get into the property market as the number of apartment building projects soars......
  • APARTMENTS BOOST NEW BUILDING CONSENTS

    Source: NZHerald.co.nz 09/01/2014 A boost in new apartment consents led to an 11 per cent rise in the number of new dwellings consented in November 2013, say Stats NZ......
  • WELCOME TO THE BOOM OF 2014

    Source: Stuff.co.nz 29/12/2013 Financial experts are united - next year could be a golden one for the New Zealand economy with all signs pointing to a prosperous 2014......
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