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Case Study Delivers Insights On Low Carbon Building

Friday, 3 December 2021, 11:39 am | Innovatek

Building with engineered wood instead of concrete and steel offers a significant win for the environment, a new case study revealed. The study used Clearwater Quays apartments in Christchurch as its test case. Clearwater Quays is being constructed ... More >>

Mill Closures: Government Intervention Or Free Market?

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 10:42 am | Innovatek

John Stulen, Director, Innovatek Limited As workers and their families wake to the news that Norske Skog is now considering closure of their long-standing Kawerau pulp and paper mill, the debate between free markets and Government intervention comes ... More >>

Is the primary sector thriving on smart data?

Monday, 4 November 2019, 1:55 pm | Innovatek

The adoption of digital technologies is one of the key challenges facing the primary sector. The rapid development of AI, machine vision, automation and robotic technologies has enabled New Zealand agritech companies to develop solutions that were not possible ... More >>

Construction solutions in technology not concessions

Monday, 20 August 2018, 11:03 am | Innovatek

As government lent a sympathic ear to construction industry financial woes last week, it’s a misconception these outcomes somehow rest completely with their customers. Leaders of these ailing companies should take responsibility for their poor performance. ... More >>

Weakened construction sector set for disruption

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 4:49 pm | Innovatek

With key milestone projects now in progress and some nearing completion, more engineers are using new building information modelling technology for designing commercial buildings using engineered wood with cross laminated timber at their heart. More >>

Technology helps wood displace steel and concrete

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 12:21 pm | Innovatek

Until recently, New Zealand developers had been slow to adopt the engineered timber structures in contrast to leaders in Australia, USA. Now, more engineers here are recognising engineered wood’s advantages with new building information modelling ... More >>

Conference: Plant protein food developments accelerating

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 4:32 pm | Innovatek

A new food technology conference in Auckland is focused on potential threats and opportunities from rapidly developing alternative proteins. The speed of change for other protein sources for food products is vital intelligence for local producers. ... More >>

National conference on building technology disruption

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 11:38 am | Innovatek

With housing minister Phil Twyford last week publicly lamenting lack of productivity and innovation in the construction industry, it appears he or his officials are blind to the rapid disruption in timber building happening in Australia, USA and now here. ... More >>

Sensible solutions making forest safety seamless and smart

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 11:58 am | Innovatek

A major national conference on forest safety practices is set to showcase how our forestry leaders have delivered both safety and productivity benefits for people across a range of workplaces. More >>

Conference: Science key to plant protein success

Friday, 22 June 2018, 10:05 am | Innovatek

An upcoming food technology conference in Auckland on alternative proteins for food production will debate whether it’s a market challenge or a massive new opportunity for local producers. Science leaders here say the changing global consumer trends ... More >>

Developers recognise wood building advantages

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 12:39 pm | Innovatek

When it comes to timing, Sir Bob Jones certainly has the knack. With his widely publicised move to have a major commercial building in Wellington designed using wood for earthquake resistance he has again affirmed his shrewdness for timing of commercial decisions. ... More >>

Plant proteins and food exports: More depth to industry

Monday, 11 June 2018, 11:29 am | Innovatek

TV news and social media highlight Impossible Burgers going global and Vivera plant-based steaks flying off Tesco’s shelves in Britain. True to form they have focused the public’s attention on threats to our agriculture exports. More >>

Plant proteins and food exports: depth to industry

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 5:05 pm | Innovatek

TV news and social media highlight Impossible Burgers going global, and Vivera plant-based steaks are flying off Tesco’s shelves in Britain. True to form they have focused the public’s attention on threats to our agriculture exports. More >>

Light rail will entice light apartments enroute

Friday, 11 May 2018, 9:11 am | Innovatek

New Zealand’s very own superannuation fund is keen to progress light rail transit in Auckland. This move is certain to trigger an apartment-housing boost along the routes. Using new cross-laminated timber building systems now available, developers ... More >>

Technology taking timber taller

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 9:58 am | Innovatek

Business as usual in the construction industry is getting something of a shakeup, as emerging trends in materials, technology and construction systems come together to create a whole new paradigm – specifically around timber. More >>

Award-winning speakers for commercial building conference

Monday, 7 August 2017, 3:32 pm | Innovatek

A national engineered wood design conference running in September in Rotorua features a strong line up of international building specialists. Adam Strong of Strongbuild Commercial in Sydney, Australia is one of the keynote speakers. His company just ... More >>

Leading Design Professionals Recognise Wood Solutions

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:24 am | Innovatek

1 August 2017 - Across a range of professional disciplines more architects, designers and project managers are finding that engineered wood is now rapidly becoming the leading choice for solutions to meet demands of both building codes and building ... More >>

Architect: We should be building out of sunshine

Monday, 17 July 2017, 4:35 pm | Innovatek

Architect: We should be building out of sunshine “Imagine a building made of sky”, says Bruce King, a Californian architect and author of a new book entitled “The New Carbon Architecture”, due to be released soon. And we are already. Australia’s ... More >>

Industry leaders capturing timber's commercial advantages

Friday, 7 July 2017, 3:18 pm | Innovatek

Australian companies are moving ahead of their New Zealand counterparts in commercial building. Wood is one of the key factors in the advantages they have gained. There is now a strong trend for new commercial buildings being built in timber. Engineered ... More >>

Industry Challenged by new forest technology

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 10:47 am | Innovatek

The tables are being turned on foresters and logging contractors in British Columbia. Disruptive technology from New Zealand is set to create a whole new way of logging in B.C.’s forests. When meeting challenges to safely harvest NZ’s steep sloped ... More >>