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A career in Quantity Surveying

July 28, 2020
From preparing schedules of quantities and detailed estimates to value engineering and monitoring construction costs, a career in Quantity Surveying is both challenging and rewarding. At Maycroft Construction our team of Quantity Surveyors support our vision to be the first choice in the local construction industry. Our transparent approach to managing construction project finances through every stage of construction provides our clients best value-for-money. On any given day, a Quantity Surveyor may be reading architectural drawings to determine what a construction...
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Celebrating our Apprentices

March 13, 2020
To celebrate the work and successes of our apprentices, our 18 carpentry apprentices gathered in Lower Hutt for our very first annual Apprentice Conference. Throughout the year, our apprentices work towards completing their NZ Certification in Carpentry (Level 4). This develops their practical skills and knowledge required to construct, repair and install buildings required of a commercially competent carpenter. On-site training and experience with our project teams is involved as well as theory-based learning and refinement of practices. “Our Apprentice Programme...
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Learning on the Job

July 16, 2018
The transition from university to the real world can be pretty daunting, so if you're about to graduate and join the construction industry, what should you expect? James Havler gives us the low-down on being a cadet at Maycroft.

Signing on for safety

June 28, 2018
We’ve launched SignOnSite, an app which enables people to automatically sign in or out when entering or leaving a project site. It’s a faster, more accurate way to track who’s on site.
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Living classroom teaches kids about the environment

May 7, 2018
We build so many exciting projects, it’s difficult to pick favourites, but the Discovery Garden at Wellington’s Botanic Gardens definitely holds a special place in our hearts. Designed as a living classroom to teach kids about our natural world, the Garden opened in late 2017. We caught up with Garden Manager David Sole from Wellington City Council to hear how the Discovery Garden is going and to understand WCC’s drivers for undertaking the project.

Peter Ross retires from the business

April 16, 2018
Our gratitude goes out to Peter Ross, our Managing Director and esteemed colleague, who retired from Maycroft Construction after 24 years with the company at the end of March 2018. Peter’s vision and guidance have been integral to growing our business to where it is today. We wish Peter the absolute best for the future. But although it’s goodbye for now, it’s not certainly not farewell. We’re pleased to Peter will remain involved in some of the wider company interest, and...

Caitlin's a Bright Spark

March 12, 2018
Caitlin Carter loves finding smart solutions to solve problems. So as a Cadet Services Coordinator, she’s in the right job. Caitlin works with site teams to solve challenges with the installation and commissioning of services, and plan projects to ensure they are a success. Caitlin joined Maycroft in 2016 after completing her electrical apprenticeship and working as an Electrician for residential and commercial developments. Her ultimate goal is to become a Services Engineer, but a career in construction wasn’t always on...

Keep it simple and collaborate - an HSQE Manager's advice for building safely and sustainably

March 5, 2018
Maycroft’s HSQE Manager Denise brings a unique perspective on HSQE, developed from a diverse career spanning geothermal power, mining and milk production and processing. We spoke to Denise to hear her aspirations for further improving our HSQE performance and her recommendations for building safely and sustainably in a pressured market.  
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Future-proofing Palmerston North's energy supply

February 16, 2018
We’re helping PowerCo secure Palmerston North’s energy supply for the future. PowerCo is delivering a number of power projects across Palmerston North as part of a five-year project to upgrade the city’s energy supply. We have been engaged to build a new 33KV substation on the corner of Linton and Fergusson Roads to house new transformers and associated switchgear information. The award of this project is particularly exciting for Maycroft as this will be the first time we have worked with...

From coffee to construction - Andrew Buckley's new direction

February 7, 2018
With a passion for roasting coffee, Irish expat Andrew Buckley chose the right city to settle in. He’s making the most of the coffee scene in the Capital after relocating to New Zealand and joining Maycroft as Construction Coordinator. And when it comes to coffee, Andrew certainly knows what he’s talking about – he ran his own café in Ireland for five years. But he’s traded the coffee machine for the construction site, helping build Wellington College’s new Memorial Hall and...
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