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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.

Contech project wins BBR Photography Award
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Contech project wins BBR Photography Award

In May Derek Bilby and Paul Wymer attended the BBR Global Conference in Zurich. This...
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BBR CONNÆCT 2019 Magazine
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BBR CONNÆCT 2019 Magazine

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Paul Wymer welcomes new shareholder to BBR Contech
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Paul Wymer welcomes new shareholder to BBR Contech

On behalf of the directors and shareholders, I am delighted to announce that Derek Bilby...
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What’s behind the rise of elevated post-tensioned slabs?
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What’s behind the rise of elevated post-tensioned slabs?

Post-tensioned concrete in-situ (i.e. formed on site) was first developed in the 1960s. This form of construction has become prevalent throughout the UK, Singapore, Philippines, Australia and the United States. Until recently, pre-cast concrete construction was the default construction method in this country.
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BBR Network 2018 Highlights Video
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BBR Network 2018 Highlights Video

The BBR Network 2018 Highlights Video is now available. This the latest in a series of videos produced to present some of the best projects from around the BBR Network and features key moments from the past 12 months.
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BBR CONNÆCT 2018 Magazine
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BBR CONNÆCT 2018 Magazine

Key New Zealand content in this edition includes: Click to view the magazine.
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Pacifica Tower post-tensioned building for Auckland CBD
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Pacifica Tower post-tensioned building for Auckland CBD

BBR Network members BBR Contech and SRG Limited have formed a joint venture to design and construct the post-tensioned elements for the podium and tower floors. This is an exciting development for high-rise buildings in the Auckland market and construction has commenced with post-tensioning work proceeding during 2018.
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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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