30 Mar 2011 - This outstanding home in Wellington makes extensive use of concrete's low maintenance attributes, its strength in allowing a below water level basement, its ability to enable large open areas free from columns, as well as for its stunning, unpainted exterior design aesthetic.
29 Mar 2011 - The beautiful Ken Maunder Pedestrian Bridge in Auckland uses flexus concrete to allow for strength, durability and flexibility while also helping to minimise weight, structural and installation challenges. The raised pattern details of the deck refers to Ken Maunder Park as a cricket field.
29 Mar 2011 - Taking advantage of Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete’s (GRC) lightweight durability and suitability for use with intricate moulds, Auckland sculptor Louise Purvis drew inspiration from surrounding topography to create a series of relief panels for New Lynn’s new rail trench.
28 Mar 2011 - Ultracure's biodegradable single-use wet curing blankets enhance the long-term environmental impact of wet curing products. The blankets feature natural cellulose fibres that effectively trap water, provide thorough hydration, less discolouration and a more evenly cure concrete slab.
27 Mar 2011 - This blended concrete mix, containing 50% recycled materials without compromising performance, means that for every 1000 tonnes of Envirocrete produced there is a reduction on landfill volume by 500 tonne and a further 500 tonne reduction on depletion of virgin aggregate.
26 Mar 2011 - In this floor slab for a K-Mart warehouse in Manukau, excellence in design and construction has improved productivity, enabled flexible use, and given prolonged life. Post tensioning and steel fibres, along with new finishing techniques, also reduced total material and on-going energy use.
25 Mar 2011 - This attractive, easy to live in concrete family home, with stunning sea views, utilises the sun's energy in conjunction with concrete's thermal mass to optimise passive solar design, and in turn provide its inhabitants with a comfortable, healthy and stylish living environment.
24 Mar 2011 - The construction of a fourth motorway lane from Newmarket to Greenlane required major construction work along a path that was barely 5m wide in parts. Concrete was key across retaining and drainage applications, as well as noise walls. The result is a win:win for the community.
23 Mar 2011 - This example of infrastructure adaptation displayed many outstanding sustainability traits. Challenging technical concrete aspects and tight airport health and safety requirements were met, while environmental best practice through slurry and wash-water containment were demonstrated.
22 Mar 2011 - Using an integrated design process at Avondale College's new maths block, thermal envelope performance has been increased, saving energy and creating comfort, while aesthetic design and use of durable materials has enhanced the setting for improved student performance.
22 Mar 2011 - 1 Fanshawe Street (NZI Centre) incorporates ESD initiatives that help building performance, minimise the effect on the environment and provide the appropriate social responsibility. Features include exposed concrete structure for heat sink, exterior concrete shading and a solid concrete roof.
22 Mar 2011 - An automated CO2 dosing system ensures control over pollution risks. Benefits include reducing clean-up costs and downtime, reducing the risk of abatement notices, fines and prosecution, and maintaining the company’s reputation as a leader in Sustainable Development.
21 Mar 2011 - The replacement of the Arahura Bridge on the West Coast with a new composite structure ensured a vital transport link was retained for the isolated community. The pre-cast, pre-stressed concrete road bridge beams made use of locally sourced aggregate and were transported to site by rail.
20 Mar 2011 - This private residential studio / home office uses concrete for its structural and cladding elements to meet a range of sustainable, financial and aesthetic requirements. these include the building duel uses, durability in a harsh coastal setting, as well as enhanced weathertight credentials.
19 Mar 2011 - This robust single level concrete alpine house, built at an altitude of 700m, uses using extensive passive solar/thermal mass/carbon neutral heating to maintain comfortable temperatures all year round. Concrete's low maintenance features are also important to this isolated home.
18 Mar 2011 - The choice to utilise concrete in this Karaka Bay home was easy – concrete provides a robust durability to combat the harsh sea conditions, along with outstanding durability performance. In addition, the internal concrete walls act as heat sumps to store and release solar energy.
17 Mar 2011 - MONARC Creative Precast meets the demand for architectural design through intelligent processing technology. Processes are supported with effective resource management and recycling of waste. The finished product provides better alternative solutions to meet aesthetic building requirements.
16 Mar 2011 - Railway Bridge No.7 on the Wairarapa Line was replaced by two large reinforced concrete box culverts. Construction took place underneath the existing bridge to prevent train disruption. The new bridge uses duplex stainless steel reinforcing in a concrete structure for the first time in NZ.
15 Mar 2011 - The Wairwpo Swamp Walk is an 82m long, black and white, high strength, shared zone concrete pavement that embodies sustainability through low impact stormwater management, urban beautification and the promotion of walking, cycling and public transport within the community.
14 Mar 2011 - Crafted from pre-fabricated insulated concrete panels this solid and secure Wanaka residence placed special emphasis on eliminating any thermal bridging between the interior and exterior. Temperature control of the internal spaces is through hydronic heating in the concrete floor slab.
13 Mar 2011 - This Manawatu residence utilised the properties of concrete to optimise the sites commanding vistas. At the same time concrete's thermal mass as part of a solar passive design has been exploited, while the precast system enabled a tidy site, rapid construction and weathertight assurances.
12 Mar 2011 - Using concrete as opposed to other materials, coupled with efficient construction methods, enabled the installation of a 490m replacement deck. The use of Microsilica 600 helped reduce porosity of the concrete deck and shorten cure times to maintain continuity of bridge operation.
01 Jan 2011 - Concrete construction enabled the socially responsible adaptive (re)use of this central Auckland heritage residence, and in so doing has helped preserve the areas cultural heritage. From an environmental perspective the house responds via passive temperature control.

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