Over the last few weeks we have been exposing a concrete cancer cover-up within the $400m New Zealand concrete market.
In October, WOBH exposed the risk that dozens of new structures could be under threat of âconcrete cancerâ as a result of cement importer company Drymix allowing tens of thousands of tonnes of cement that failed to meet recognised industry standards, onto the NZ market.
We know Drymix hired private investigators to try and find out who was behind an anonymous filer exposing concerns about concrete cancer affecting buildings.
Then with unease growing within the construction sector about what buildings could be affected, the Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ) dived into the quicksand and started defending Drymix â despite acknowledging that Drymix had âimported cement which was found to have raised levels of alkali contentâ.
Instead of advising potentially affected parties that the cement used in recent builds such as the Governmentâs $40m Manukau District Court upgrade could be compromised, CCANZ has surprised industry insiders by backing Drymix. Â Read more »