Do you manage, own or lease a building? You need a 3D building scan.

Do you manage, own or lease a building? You need a 3D building scan.

, Vic Lau

Construction has traditionally been slow to take up technological advances and is well known for being fractured and antiquated. However, now experts are speculating that the construction industry is ripe for tech disruption, so it’s no longer about ‘if’ and more about ‘when’? Ahead of us are exciting times for the industry, with a wide range of technologies coming (and some available now) to enable more efficient construction techniques and integrated workflows.

James Bundy leaves Hampton Jones

James Bundy leaves Hampton Jones

, Vic Lau

After 12 years as a Director of Hampton Jones, James Bundy has left to pursue other projects including building a house in Northland and developing his career as a professional Director. James was a founding Director of the company who helped to drive and shape our business, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank him for his significant contribution over the years to Hampton Jones.

Q&A with Group Manager for Quantity Surveying Jeremy Blake

Q&A with Group Manager for Quantity Surveying Jeremy Blake

, Vic Lau

Jeremy Blake is Hampton Jones’s Group Manager for Quantity Surveying and is based in our recently opened North Shore office. Jeremy has been with the company for 6 years but has been quantity surveying for over 20 years; initially in the UK before moving to New Zealand with his family in 2010. Our Marketing Manager, Margaret Browne recently sat down with Jeremy to ask him a few questions...

Q&A with Regional Director Tony Phillips

Q&A with Regional Director Tony Phillips

, Margaret Browne

Tony Phillips is Hampton Jones’s Northern Regional Director and heads up our recently opened North Shore office. Tony joined Hampton Jones in 2011 to establish our Quantity Surveying department and has been quantity surveying for 23 years; originally in the UK before moving to New Zealand. Our Marketing Manager, Margaret Browne recently sat down with Tony to ask him a few questions...

A new Quantity Surveying hub on the North Shore

A new Quantity Surveying hub on the North Shore

, Margaret Browne

Did you know that Hampton Jones has opened a new office on Auckland’s North Shore? Our new Albany location is our fourth in New Zealand, and was created to provide a Quantity Surveying hub, led by Regional Director Tony Phillips and Group Manager Jeremy Blake; both Quantity Surveyors with extensive New Zealand and overseas experience.

Innovative design completed for 'The Miller' apartment building

Innovative design completed for 'The Miller' apartment building

, Margaret Browne

Our Architectural team have recently completed the design of the stylish, innovative and sustainably-focused 'The Miller' apartment building in Auckland's Onehunga. The medium-rise structure is innovative both in its timber construction methodology and in Hampton Jones’s use of C4R (Collaboration for Revit) technology.

Experiencing Passive House design firsthand

Experiencing Passive House design firsthand

, Margaret Browne

Some of our Design team recently visited the Pro Clima Hub in Penrose, Auckland. The Hub is a one-of-a-kind facility showcasing advanced building systems for healthy, energy efficient and durable buildings, and providing training for building professionals. The facility has an actual Passive House built inside it, which was really interesting for our team! Passive Houses result in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for heating or cooling.

Craig Harvett heads up the Hampton Jones PM team

Craig Harvett heads up the Hampton Jones PM team

, Margaret Browne

Hampton Jones are very pleased to announce that Craig Harvett has joined us as the Group Manager of our Project Management division. Craig says of his new role “I’m excited about the opportunity to contribute to growing the Project Management team at Hampton Jones, and to make a positive contribution to the construction sector overall. I’m looking forward to us winning further major new capital developments, and increasing our recognition for delivering innovative Project Management Services that provide best value for our clients”.

Commercial buyer beware

Commercial buyer beware

, Jimmy Braithwaite

Even today, we still find construction defects associated with roof coverings, wall claddings and external joinery on recently constructed buildings (less than 10 years old). There are also problems with poor material specification or installation. Some of these include latent defects which may not be readily apparent to the untrained eye, but can lead to big problems during the buildings life. Failure to identify risk in relation to these elements can lead to significant cost implications.

Asbestos; have we really thought this through?

Asbestos; have we really thought this through?

, James Bundy

Asbestos was one of those miracle products, incombustible and a stable product binder that provided strength. Unfortunately, no one foresaw the impact that tiny asbestos fibres, barbed in form, would have on the respiratory system if released into the air we breathe. WorkSafe estimate that 170 Kiwis die each year from asbestos related respiratory illness.