Media articles and press releases

Complex construction programme for National Library reopening – NZ Construction News (Volume 7)

6 December 2012

When the Prime Minister opened the modernised National Library of New Zealand on 27 November, the event marked the culmination of a hugely complex construction programme.

…Impact joined the team in the early stages as project manager for the design and contractor procurement.

Impact to Manage the Co-operative Bank Rollout – Press Release

27 October 2011

Impact has been appointed to project manage the re-branding roll-out at The Co-operative Bank, formerly PSIS. The company will manage the re-branding and refurbishment at the bank’s 32 nationwide branches. PSIS became New Zealand’s first co-operative bank after gaining registration from the Reserve Bank this month.  PSIS will now be called The Co-operative Bank.

Heed Quake Lesson, Says Project Boss – Dom Post

8 October 2011

Commercial property owners in Wellington need to a sopt a radically different risk management philosophy following the Christchurch earthquakes, says project managemebnt expert Garth Palmer… “Property owners and businesses now have a clearer understanding of their obligations to tenants..”

 TVNZ AMP Business – Growing Business

26 September 2011

TVNZ’s AMP Business show host Nadine Chalmers-Ross talks to Garth Palmer, a Dirctor of Impact about the management of the Christchurch city rebuild and the subsequent growth of its business.

 Media Release – Neil Rennison Project Manager Appointment (Impact Wellington Office)

13 May 2011

Impact  has continued its strong growth in 2011 with another appointment to its Wellington office. Neil, who originates from the UK, brings a wealth of international project management experience – working in both the public and private sectors, primarily on infrastructure and refurbishment projects.

Media Relase – Alex Sargent Appointment (Impact Wellington Office)

11 November 2010

Impact has underlined its strong recent growth with a new appointment to its Wellington office.

Airport Terminal smashed pumpkin reputation – Dominion Post/

27 October 2010

Project manager Garth Palmer of Impact said building the new terminal set a new benchmark for challenging projects.

“The Rock was arguably one of New Zealand’s most complex and challenging construction projects to oversee.”

Terminal feedback ‘positive’ – Southland Times

27 October 2010

WIAL says it has had positive feedback fromt he first members of the public to see inside its controversial new international terminal.

Media Release – The Rock (Impact)

26 October 2010

Wellington Airport’s new international terminal, The Rock, was arguably one of New Zealand’s most complex and challenging construction projects to oversee, according to Impact.

The invisible force – Construction News Volume 5/Issue 5 – October/November 2010

15 October 2010

Garth Palmer, founder and co-Director of Impact in Wellington, says that the better a project management company does its job, the more ‘invisible’ it tends to be.

Building Upgrade progress – September/October 2010 (Scot’s College Weblink)

October 2010

Work has been progressing extremely well at Scots College over the past month. Demolition, excavation and the screw piles are now complete with little disruption to the school or the surrounding neighbours. The construction of the ‘lift’ pit, basement walls and basement slab are continuing on schedule, despite a very wet winter and wet early spring weather.

Media Relase – Mattias Nilsson Senior Project Manager Appointment (Impact Wellington Office)

20 September 2010

Mattias Nilsson has been appointed Senior Project Manager at Impact, which is managing a host of high-profile projects including Wellington International Airport’s new international terminal, known as The Rock, the new Creative and Performing Arts Centre and Covered Sports Centre at Scots College and the redevelopment of the National Library.

Quake work put off for fear of losing rent – The Dominion Post

14 September 2010

Not all projects could be completed in a short time – concrete for instance, took much longer to dry than the epoxy-soaked carbon fibre.  But Mr Gray said that by planning ahead, Impact could ensure even longer-term programmes did not disrupt the work place.

Mainzeal awarded Preferred Main Contractor for National Library building redevelopment

9 August 2010

Mainzeal will join the team led by Impact, who are working with the National Library on the building redevelopment programme.

Building Upgrade progress – August 2010 (Scot’s College Weblink)

August 2010

Garth Palmer and Barry Conroy from Impact assigned to the build, say this is an extremely exciting project for both the College and the community. “We feel privileged to be part of Scots College’s vision for modern education of the highest quality” and remember, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and this is a great journey to be on…

► 2008

ONTRACK (now KiwiRail) Substations & Platform Upgrades

December 2008

Stretching from Wellington to Waikanae, the work is part of a Regional Rail Programme introducing a fleet of new electric trains – the Matangi trains – and extending electrification and double tracked lines to take commuter services to Waikanae. The new trains start to arrive in 2010.

► 2007

Green light from Commercial Design Trends volume 2304

March 2007

… “One of the worst winters on record contributed to a significant delay in the new building being handed over to DOC for the fit-out. Unfortunately, the date for relocating staff couldn’t be moved, so we faced a significant issue – a lack of time to complete the work.”

Department of Conservation Project – Conservation House

February 2007

Acting as a single point of contact for DOC throughout the project, Impact’s role was to manage the internal works construction, the design and manufacture of all furniture and the relocation of DOC staff and equipment from four existing locations…

New eco-friendly DOC building opens

26 February 2007

DOC’s new head office building sets a new standard for sustainability in the public service and New Zealand as a whole. The building – located in a former Wellington movie theatre – is the first fully refurbished equivalent 5 star ecologically-sustainable office building in the country.

► 2005

Building Upgrade for Manawatu Standard

1 February 2005

Impact has been appointed to look after the Manawatu Standard’s interests in the project, particularly ensuring that the business of producing a daily newspaper can continue unaffected while construction work goes on.

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Free Report – 10 Lessons Learned at ‘The Rock’ – Wellington International Terminal Redevelopment

November 2010

We have put together the top 10 lessons learned from one of Wellington’s largest development projects carried out in the last 20 years. Operating an international airport on a constrained site is difficult enough on a daily basis. Throw in a $60 million construction project including building, civil and aerobridge works carried out over five years and still continue to process over five million passengers per annum – it’s a potential recipe for disaster.

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Project checklist – the top 50 questions to ask yourself to avoid project disaster

August 2010

Planning – it doesn’t need to be overwhelming! Talking to corporate executives around the country, we often find that project planning is an issue. Here at Impact we have developed a generic checklist to help you get your project off on the right foot.

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Free Report – How to avoid cost blow-outs on your next project

November 2009

In this Free Report you will learn:
– 7 myths about project cost management
– Top 5 reasons why project budgets are ‘blown’
– Top 8 tools to ensure projects are completed within budget
– The benefits of using a highly skilled independent project management firm to control costs

– Planning – it doesn’t need to be overwhelming! Talking to corporate executives around the country, we often find that project planning is an issue. Here at Impact we have developed a generic checklist to help you get your project off on the right foot.

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