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NZIA Conference 2017

Last month Kwanto sponsored and was an exhibitor at the NZIA conference. The two day event was held at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland and over 1200 delegates attended. The conference boasted several international keynote speakers, workshops, tours and a great range of exhibitors.

Kwanto's bright orange booth drew the conference goers in to speak with James, Maria and Jim. Over the course of the two days we caught up with clients and met delegates from around the country and listened to the exciting projects our regions are working on. 

Thank you to all the delegates and exhibitors who popped in to see us, we hope you enjoyed the conference and we look forward to seeing you again.

NZIA

Green is the word

At Kwanto we are walking the sustainability talk.  We have successfully achieved certification for the Eco Warranty environmental management standard for the fourth year running. 

Since 2012 we have been working to reduce our carbon footprint and weave sustainability into the fabric of our business.  During this time we have managed to reduce our electricity use by 38%, fuel use by 30% and we are shuffling 60% less paper!  We have also supported ecological restoration projects by offsetting carbon from flights and our New Zealand Green Building Council membership has increased the team's knowledge and understanding of passive design, green building and lifecycle costing.

Since being involved in the internationally acclaimed green building project, Te Mirumiru, we aim to do more work in this space and enhance our awareness of sustainability in construction and how we do business.  We challenge others to do the same.

Te Mirumiru

Welcome Back Leila!

Leila rejoined the team earlier this year and we're delighted to have her back.

She has almost 30 years experience in the construction industry. Her career began as a civil engineer in the Philippines where she established and managed a successful construction company.

Leila has been able to apply her knowledge to the New Zealand environment through quantity surveying and contract administration roles. She has a thirst for knowledge and is always eager to keep up to date with new developments within the building industry.

Leila

 

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NZIQSAuckland CouncilNZGBCMinistry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentEco Warranty