BBR Contech Blog

Insights, case studies and news from BBR Contech.

 

Concrete engineering and repair is a constantly evolving field. Through our international connections, we’re exposed to new products and noteworthy developments that affect the sector in New Zealand. We’re also pleased to share stories from our partners who have achieved outstanding outcomes.

NZ Concrete Society Awards 2017
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NZ Concrete Society Awards 2017

The LT McGuinness submission for seismic strengthening of St Mary’s of the Angels Church in Wellington received a commendation in the Monte Craven Architectural Building category. BBR Contech carried out FRP strengthening work on selected concrete elements.
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Derek Bilby appointed General Manager of BBR Contech
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Derek Bilby appointed General Manager of BBR Contech

Derek Bilby has been appointed to the new position of General Manager effective 3 July 2017 and will be based in the Auckland office. This appointment represents our commitment to succession planning and to provide a robust management platform to support the future growth and development of the business.
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Unreinforced masonry research
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Unreinforced masonry research

BBR Contech is pleased to be assisting a Year 4 student project for the University of Auckland which is analysing seismic retrofit of unreinforced masonry buildings using innovative techniques. The portable shake table was set up in our new Auckland warehouse and we have watched the project evolve over the past few months.
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BBR Network project wins PTI Award
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BBR Network project wins PTI Award

BBR Contech is delighted to announce that our entry, James Pascoe Group Distribution Centre, has been chosen for the Award of Excellence in the Slab-on-Ground Category for the 2017 Post-Tensioning Institute Awards. This award is given to the top project in each category that demonstrates excellence in post-tensioning applications. The PTI Award of Excellence is an honour that serves to recognise the best in our industry.
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BBR CONNÆCT 2017 Magazine
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BBR CONNÆCT 2017 Magazine

The theme for this edition is creating value and the commitment to ensuring that teams within the BBR Network are able to deliver the highest level of technological support and services. The articles and projects in this edition highlight how members provide a specialised personalised service with a focus on best value. NZ content highlights as follows.
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Earthquake strengthening and structural upgrading services
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Earthquake strengthening and structural upgrading services

The recent earthquake events in the upper South Island and Wellington region have caused some serious damage and have impacted on people and communities across a wide cross section of society. We appreciate the contact and concern from friends and colleagues both in New Zealand and overseas and our thoughts are with those people who have suffered loss, damage and disruption.
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BBR CONNÆCT 2016 Magazine
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BBR CONNÆCT 2016 Magazine

The theme for this edition is "Durability as a deliverable" and there are a range of New Zealand projects that reinforce this message. We profile the completed Otaio Rail bridge in Otago (p36) and our involvement in the landmark Hendon Park Footbridge being constructed as part fo the Waterview Connection project in Auckland (p61).
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NZ Concrete Society 2015 Awards
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NZ Concrete Society 2015 Awards

The 2015 New Zealand Concrete Society Concrete Awards were presented at the annual Concrete Industries Conference held in Rotorua from 8-10 October.  BBR Contech was pleased to be associated with numerous projects and congratulates the award winners.
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BBR CONNÆCT 2015 Magazine
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BBR CONNÆCT 2015 Magazine

The theme for this edition is ‘excellence in customer service’ – and there are many local and international projects featured to demonstrate how the BBR Network shapes exceptional outcomes for customers.
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Sika FRP CodeMark Certification
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Sika FRP CodeMark Certification

Sika NZ and BBR Contech are pleased to announce that they have obtained CodeMark certification for the SikaWrap Hex FRP products.  CodeMark is a product assurance scheme administered by MBIE and provides confidence and certainty to regulatory authorities and the market through the issue of a Certificate of Conformity.
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Technique Client Newsletter October 2013
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Technique Client Newsletter October 2013

This issue highlights the 50th anniversary of business operations in New Zealand and also features recent work on calcium aluminate sewer repairs, FRP strengthening, post-tensioning of bridges and reservoirs and post-tensioned slabs.
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BBR Contech Celebrates 50 years
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BBR Contech Celebrates 50 years

2013 is a big year for BBR Contech. The company’s celebrating five decades of service to the construction industry – a half century in which it’s earned an outstanding reputation for post-tensioning, ground anchoring, seismic strengthening, construction engineering and structural maintenance, repair and retrofitting.
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