Latest news from Fraser Thomas Ltd

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 introduced the concept of Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU), who have specific obligations, including eliminating and minimising risks to health and safety.The Health & Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 were introduced on 04 April...

Founded in 1988 by a group of Auckland Structural Engineers, including our very own; Barry Brown, Structural Engineering Society New Zealand Incorporated (SESOC) is proud to be celebrating 30 years.Barry Brown played a fundamental role in getting the Society of the ground, and filled the...

On Saturday the 3rd of February we were invited to join in the celebrations, as the Auckland Khmer Buddhist Associated officially opened the new Vihara Buddhist Temple at 455 Porchester Road, Takanini. The opening of the Vihara marked a major milestone for the Association and...

Located just 1.6km from Te Kauwhata’s town Centre, Swan Road Developments have been transforming a 8.73ha site at 25 Swan Road into a 95 lot residential subdivision.  Sections range from 600m2 upwards and have views to the north and west over the Waikare Golf Course and...

Fraser Thomas Ltd has been providing Auckland Council with Technical Peer Review services concerning groundwater diversion resource consents.Many large building projects, particularly in the CBD, involve basement excavations that extend below the groundwater level and affect the flow and/or the level of the groundwater. Under the...

There have been some High Court judgements passed down recently which are now available for the public to view. These judgements relate to matters arising between homeowners and insurers and make for interesting reading. The court proceedings have been undertaken because the two parties have...

We’ve recently completed a number of projects in the Canterbury region involving stormwater and wastewater discharge consents.  These include several stormwater discharge consents on contaminated land, where the stormwater discharges have not been covered by Christchurch City Council’s global stormwater discharge consent. The wastewater discharge...

New Zealand has certainly been subject to a lot of water this year, with floods in many parts of the country and a major water contamination scare, which has reminded us about the power of Mother Nature and put the security of our water supplies...

It is with sadness that we advise that Rhys Thomas, one of the founding partners/directors of Fraser Thomas Ltd died recently at the age of 93 years.Rhys was a popular engineer who began his career in Whangarei working for Consultant Jack North and managing the...

In November 2016 the proposed Auckland Unitary plan was issued as being operative in part. The Unitary Plan which was first notified in September 2013 provides the planning rule book for the Auckland Super City.The Key drivers of the plan were to create a higher...