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The emergence of high tensile, lightweight composites to compete with tried and tested stalwarts like concrete, timber and steel is a growth area for the engineering sector. In some cases engineering materials are combined for maximum flexibility. NZ Engineering News keeps readers up to date on the emerging use of different materials for engineering and the continued success and development of traditional materials. Steel and steel fabrication, plastics, metals and composites are examined and compared.


Commentary By HERA industry development general manager Nick Inskip Local industry is well used to contract conditions when tendering, and to the fact that the project owner will typically retain part of the payments due to the vendor as security against the proper completion of the work being undertaken. Continue →
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