CCANZ News

2018

Concrete H&S Workshop

01 Feb 2018

Details have been finalised for Concrete New Zealand’s half-day workshops on the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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2017

2017 Student Concrete Prize

22 May 2017

Students have five chances to win a 32GB iPad by visiting the CCANZ website.

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Weathertight Concrete Construction Course

01 Mar 2017

CCANZ has developed a 1-day course on weathertight concrete construction.

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Concrete Research Roadmap

09 Jan 2017

This report consults and documents the strategic research needs of the concrete sector over the next decade.

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2016

Concrete Apprentice of the Year

19 Oct 2016

Carl Hay of Eastern Bay Concrete 2014 Ltd took home the 2016 Concrete Industry Apprentice of the Year award.

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Concrete Construction Course

11 Jul 2016

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

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2016 Student Concrete Prize

15 Jun 2016

Students have five chances to win a 16GB iPad mini by visiting the CCANZ website.

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CCANZ Supports Steel Mesh Investigation

04 Mar 2016

CCANZ responds to Commerce Commission steel mesh investigation.

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Concrete Industry H&S Workshop

01 Jan 2016

The Health and Safety at Work Act will come into force on 4 April 2016. Are you ready? Attend the CCANZ workshop.

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2015

Cement Standard Strengthened

02 May 2015

New Zealand’s cement Standard NZS 3122 has recently been amended.

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CCANZ Apartment Design Guide

14 Apr 2015

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

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Cement Update

26 Jan 2015

Over recent months a series of investigations into specific allegations of high alkali cement have been undertaken....

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2014

CCANZ Apartment Design Seminar

16 Apr 2014

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

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2013

Dene Cook Appointed CCANZ Chair

09 Dec 2013

Dene Cook, representative of the NZPCA, was recently appointed to the role of CCANZ Chair.

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Rob Gaimster Elected ICT Honorary Fellow

06 Dec 2013

CCANZ CEO Rob Gaimster was recently recognised by the ICT in the UK as an Honorary Fellow.

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Portrait of a House Wins DINZ Award

02 Dec 2013

Simon Devitt’s photo essay Portrait of a House has taken home a Gold Pin at the recent DINZ awards evening.

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2012-13 CCANZ Annual Report Released

07 Oct 2013

Presented at the recent CCANZ AGM, the 2012-13 CCANZ Annual Report is now available to download.

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The Bendometer Is Back

21 Mar 2013

CCANZ and Pacific Steel have reissued the Bendometer to assist with best practice in the bending of steel reinforcing.

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Concrete Specifications Seminar

18 Mar 2013

This seminar will provide an update on specifications, quality assurance & concrete performance.

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Base Isolation 101 Seminar

27 Feb 2013

This half day seminar scheduled for March 2013 will provide a thorough overview of base isolation.

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Driveways and Paths

12 Feb 2013

IB 80 gives guidance on the planning, design, construction, maintenance and specification of a concrete paving project.

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CCANZ Structural Engineer Begins

01 Feb 2013

CCANZ appoints Dr Alistair Russell as Manager - Structural performance and engineering systems.

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Concrete magazine Vol. 56 Iss. 1

16 Jan 2013

Highlights from this issue of Concrete magazine include a focus on CCANZ education strategy, the 2013 Concrete3 Sustainability Awards and how the benefits of Insulated Concrete Formwork are taking off.

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Concrete for the Farm

15 Jan 2013

IB 55 explains how to design, mix and place concrete so that concrete structures on the farm last as long as intended.

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2012

Concrete Futures: Damage Resistant Design Using Concrete Systems

20 Dec 2012

CCANZ has produced three short films that demonstrate the benefits of damage resistant design using the PREcast Seismic Structural System (PRESSS), base isolation and non-tearing joints (slotted beams).

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A+ Home - Designed For Affordability & Comfort

11 Dec 2012

Design efficiencies enable an affordable, comfortable and strong residential dwelling.

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Christchurch Civic Building wins 2012 Supreme Concrete3 Sustainability Award

22 Nov 2012

Athfield Architects has taken out the 2012 Supreme Concrete3 Sustainability Award for its extensive refurbishment of the new Christchurch Civic Building on Hereford Street.

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ArchEng Student Workshop

15 Aug 2012

CCANZ workshop brings together architecture and structural engineering students for design project.

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Concrete Magazine Vol. 55 Iss. 4

15 Aug 2012

Highlights from this issue of Concrete magazine include CCANZ's Concrete Futures campaign to promote damage resistant design using concrete systems and recycled materials as aggregate in concrete research.

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New Role Filled at CCANZ

04 Aug 2012

Dr Joe Gamman has been appointed at CCANZ to the position of Education and Development Manager.

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Damage Resistant Design Seminar Timely and Well Attended

17 Jul 2012

Along with Precast NZ and Sika, CCANZ recently sponsored a nationwide New Zealand Concrete Society seminar series on the topic of low damage design.

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Damage Control Design Seminar

04 Jun 2012

Seminar series examines conceptual design and practical implementation for low damage buildings.

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Concrete Masonry Manual Being Revised

01 May 2012

Created as a guide to the design and construction of concrete masonry the Manual is being updated.

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Concrete Magazine Vol. 55 Iss. 3

15 Mar 2012

Highlights from this issue of Concrete magazine include a new CCANZ best practice leaflet for residential slabs, lightweight precast concrete in Auckland development and a selection of overseas stories that showcase outstanding concrete homes.

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Designing Comfortable Homes seminar

04 Jan 2012

A Designing Comfortable Homes seminar has been scheduled for February 2012 in the three main centres.

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2011

Recycled Aggregate and Material in New Concrete

30 Nov 2011

CCANZ has released TR 14: Best Practice Guide for the Use of Recycled Aggregates and Materials in Concrete.

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CCANZ Christchurch Central City Submission

16 Sep 2011

CCANZ has expressed the concrete industry's views in response to the Christchurch draft Central City Plan.

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International Concrete Technology Training

22 Jul 2011

Recent changes have been made to the London City & Guilds Concrete Technology courses.

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Concrete Magazine Vol. 55 Iss. 2

15 Jul 2011

Highlights from this issue of Concrete magazine include all the 2011 Concrete3 sustainability Award winners, a look at the recently open Hobsonville Motorway Extension, and the latest in flexible concrete arch systems from the UK.

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CCANZ Prominent at BuildNZ | Designex

11 Jul 2011

CCANZ recently exhibited at New Zealand's premier building and construction tradeshow - BuildNZ | designex.

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Fire Performance and Masonry Starter Bars Information Bulletins

02 Jul 2011

IB 93 Fire Performance of Concrete and Concrete Masonry provides general guidance to designers and specifiers on the design on concrete structures against fire.

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Red Book - Multi Storey Shear Wall Buildings

16 May 2011

The seminar series for the updated RED BOOK covering Section B3 Wall Building has been scheduled.

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2011 Sustainability Awards Open

14 May 2011

Concrete3 offers those building NZ’s future a chance to have their achievements recognised and to be inspired.

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CCANZ Earthquake Briefing Notes

12 May 2011

CCANZ has prepared Briefing Notes for the recent Canterbury earthquakes.

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Concrete Magazine Vol. 55 Iss. 1

15 Apr 2011

Highlights from this issue of Concrete magazine include a chat with Len McSaveney, a look at coloured concrete with Peter Fell, and all you need to know about pervious concrete.

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The Press OpEd

30 Mar 2011

CCANZ CEO Rob Gaimster responds to MP Jim Anderton's call to rebuild Christchurch in wood.

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Homestar Partner

16 Feb 2011

CCANZ has become a Supporting Partner of the recently launched Homestar™ residential rating tool.

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2010

Concrete Magazine Vol. 54 Iss. 4

15 Dec 2010

Highlights from this issue of Concrete magazine include CCANZ’s A+ Home concept model, a look at New Zealand's prefab and concrete housing heritage, as well as the UK drive towards sustainable homes.

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Design & Land Use in Question - Not Concrete

02 Nov 2010

Concrete slabs damaged in Christchurch earthquake were located in liquefied areas and not optimally designed.

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Concrete Magazine Vol. 54 Iss. 3

15 Oct 2010

Highlights from this issue of Concrete magazine include the launch of Designing Comfortable Homes (2nd ed.), the 2010 Concrete3 Sustainability Award winners, and Morten Gjerde’s look at Wellington’s St Mary of the Angels church.

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Designing Comfortable Homes - 2nd Edition

14 Oct 2010

Designing Comfortable Homes is a guide to the principles of passive solar design for comfortable and energy efficient homes.

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09-10 CCANZ Annual Report

01 Oct 2010

The 2009-10 CCANZ Annual Report is now available to download.

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Concrete Magazine LBP Approved

03 Sep 2010

CCANZ's Concrete magazine has been approved by the Registrar of the Department of Building and House's (DBH) Licensed Building Practioner's (LBP) Scheme, and can count towards skills maintenance point requirements.

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Concrete Magazine Vol. 54 Iss. 2

15 Jun 2010

Highlights from this issue of Concrete magazine include a tour of Golden Bay Cement's new Eastport service centre, Holcim (NZ) Ltd.’s work on power pylons at Lake Karapiro, and Louise Purvis' GRC panels at the New Lynn rail trench.

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The Benefits of Concrete Slab on Grade

01 May 2010

CCANZ has produced a summary leaflet outlining the range of benefits afforded by concrete slab-on-grade floors.

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Don’t Get Burnt – Concrete’s Fire Resistance

01 May 2010

CCANZ has produced an introductory leaflet to concrete inherent fire resistant properties and role within a total fire engineering solution to building design.

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Updated Guide to Concrete Construction

01 Apr 2010

The second revised edition of CCANZ’s Guide to Concrete Construction is now available on CD-ROM.

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Updated Designing Comfortable Homes

01 Mar 2010

Taking into consideration regulatory changes for home insulation, as well as new technology, the soon to be released second edition of Designing Comfortable Homes seeks to update understanding of the basic principles of passive solar design - the key to thermal comfort and reduced energy use in New Zealand homes.

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2009

Updated IB 39 Fibre Reinforced Concrete

01 Nov 2009

CCANZ Information Bulletin IB 39 Fibre Reinforced Concrete has recently been updated.

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