Here for the long game

Here for the long game When Mike Hanson moved to New Zealand from South Africa in 1987 to start a job as a Quantity Surveyor at RDT Pacific, the former premier league cricketer soon discovered how much team sport would help him transition to the Kiwi way of life. It has been a long innings…

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What does nature positive mean for the building sector?

What does nature positive mean for the building sector? Lifelong sustainability advocate and Senior Consultant at RDT Pacific, Cristina Larrea has built a cross-sector career in integrated environmental management in Latin America and now Aotearoa New Zealand. Here, Cristina shares what nature positive means, why protecting and restoring nature is essential to the longevity of…

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RDT Pacific CEO and CFO - Alex Culter's profile

Chief Executive balances leadership with sustainability as combined CEO/CSO

Chief Executive balances leadership with sustainability as combined CEO/CSO Alex Cutler, the new Chief Executive at RDT Pacific, will also retain her role as Chief Sustainability Officer, to lead the organisation with a long-term lens. Whilst providing leadership for the company’s strategic direction and taking responsibility for RDT Pacific’s operations, Alex will also champion the…

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RDT Pacific Director - David Prentice's profile

Why David Prentice should never have run away to the circus

Why David Prentice should never have run away to the circus Thirty-eight years ago, a young David Prentice launched a characterful yet considered career with RDT Pacific. It was 1985 and his long-term plan was to become a director, but he acknowledged “he needed to walk before he could run” and earn the respect of…

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Changes to the Construction Contracts Act: What you need to know

Changes to the Construction Contracts Act: What you need to know The Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Act 2023 has been significantly reformed with the passing of the Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill and it is now law. The Amendment Bill, which received Royal Assent recently, will apply to all commercial construction projects entered…

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Fisher & Paykel gets a head start on big expansion in East Tamaki

Fisher & Paykel gets a head start on big expansion in East Tamaki

Fisher & Paykel gets a head start on big expansion in East Tamaki It may have a 30,000 m² footprint, but the Fisher & Paykel Appliances Distribution Centre redevelopment aims to tread lightly on its 10.4 hectare industrial site. As the tenant representative for Fisher & Paykel Appliances, RDT Pacific is representing one of New Zealand’s…

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Miko Brouwer (centre) and colleagues from RDT Pacific joined Puniu River Care whānau at an Open Day earlier in February 2023

A journey to better integrate te ao Māori in our built environment

A journey to better integrate te ao Māori in our built environment Miko Brouwer (centre left) and colleagues from RDT Pacific with Pūniu River Care whānau at an Open Day at their Tokanui nursery. The built environment is where people and place matter, and the smallest detail has the power to transform experience. RDT Pacific…

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Simon Wilson, RDT Pacific speaking at the Green Property Summit 2023. Photo Dillon Photography

Why we have to do our bit for a low carbon future

Why we have to do our bit for a low carbon future We’ve all got to do our bit, said Simon Wilson, Director at RDT Pacific when he opened the Green Property Summit 2023 on 10 May in Tamaki Mākaurau Auckland. A key part of that, he says “is ensuring sustainability forms part of every…

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The re-invention of the Engineer to the Contract Role

The re-invention of the Engineer to the Contract Role The Engineer to the Contract (EtC) role has two distinct functions – an agency function and a decision-making function. Historically performed by an architect, this role is now performed by a range of professionals e.g. project managers, quantity surveyors and engineers. In our New Zealand built…

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Te Papa Tongarewa – one of our big moments of mahi

Te Papa Tongarewa – one of our big moments of mahi Recognise this ataahua building? The Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa opened 25 years ago on 14 February 1998 in the heart of Wellington. It soon became a landmark in Aotearoa, housing our national art collection and millions of taonga. Te Papa is…

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Better space utilisation is an investment in future growth

Better space utilisation is an investment in future growth When the University of Waikato wanted to better understand and utilise their property space to meet present and future needs, they engaged the RDT Pacific capital intelligence team, klu’dup. The team worked across university faculties to understand their needs now and into the next 10 years…

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Why sustainability needs a long-term lens

Why sustainability needs a long-term lens Aotearoa New Zealand buildings and their construction contribute around 20% of New Zealand’s emissions, so there’s no arguing the need for systemic change, but what does that mean for project managers and developers? And how about tenants? Alex Cutler, Chief Sustainability Officer at RDT Pacific is passionate about the…

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Better together – new partnership to shake up sustainable building in NZ

Better together – new partnership to shake up sustainable building in NZ RDT Pacific is now the project management partner for The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC), to help shape a more sustainable, healthy built environment for New Zealand. Through this partnership, RDT Pacific will work with NZGBC, as project manager for the Green…

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