new zealand concrete masonry association
new zealand concrete masonry association
new zealand concrete masonry association
new zealand concrete masonry association
new zealand concrete masonry association
new zealand concrete masonry association
new zealand concrete masonry association
new zealand concrete masonry association

Concrete NZ

The New Zealand Concrete Masonry Association (NZCMA) has consolidated with four concrete industry associations to form Concrete NZ. NZCMA will however, remain registered as an association, and this website will continue to function, until such time as members vote to dissolve the organisation.

For more information visit the Concrete NZ website. 

about the nzcma

The NZCMA endeavours to advance the wellbeing of the concrete masonry industry by executing a work programme that addresses issues of short and long-term importance. It does this in partnership with Concrete NZ which is now leading to the formation of a Masonry Sector Group.

NZCMA objectives include maintaining a commitment by its members to manufacture products that comply with:

  • AS/NZS 4455.1:2008 Masonry units, pavers, flags and segmental retaining wall units - Masonry units
  • AS/NZS 4455.2:2010 Masonry units, pavers, flags and segmental retaining wall units - Pavers and flags
  • AS/NZS 4455.3:2008 Masonry units, pavers, flags and segmental retaining wall units - Segmental retaining wall units
  • NZS 3116:2002 Concrete segmental and flagstone paving

The Association promotes the architectural and engineering uses of concrete masonry both in building and civil engineering, providing representation to public and private sectors, as well as developing and supporting the technical competence of the masonry trade.

Concrete Masonry Manual

The NZCMA, in partnership with the Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ) - now Concrete NZ, has updated the Concrete Masonry Manual.

It is now made available on this website where it can be freely downloaded in sections as required.

The Manual was created as a guide to the design and construction of concrete masonry; a staple material of the construction industry that encompasses reinforced concrete block and concrete block veneer, along with concrete block paving and flagstone paving for pedestrian walkways.

Download the Manual

SUDS Seminar

With interest in Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SuDS) applications for urban development growing, the NZ Concrete Masonry Association (NZCMA) and Concrete NZ recently held two seminars that brought together expertise from the UK, Canada and New Zealand.

The October 2017 seminar, held in Auckland and Christchurch, covered the disciplines of landscape architecture, urban and environmental planning and the engineering design and construction of the drainage system.

The seminars targetted at Landscape Architects, Architects, Urban Planners, Engineers involved with stormwater systems, and Paving Contractors. Resources based highilghted during the seminars are listed below, along with links to videos of the seminar presentations:  

SuDS Seminar - Bob Bray (Pt 1) [video] [powerpoint]
SuDS Seminar - Bob Bray (Pt 2) [video] [powerpoint]
SuDS Seminar - Nick Vigar  [video [powerpoint]
SuDS Seminar - David Hein [video [powerpoint]
SuDS Seminar - Sam Blackbourn [video] [powerpoint]
     
Interpave - Permeable Paving & SuDS
Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute - Permeable Design Pro

Current NZCMA Members 

Company Members are

  • BOWERS BROTHERS CONCRETE LIMITED

  • FIRTH INDUSTRIES

  • MITCHELL CONCRETE LIMITED

  • THE BLOCK SHOP NEW ZEALAND LIMITED

  • VIBLOCK LIMITED 

Associate Company Members are 

  • AITKENS CONCRETE LIMITED

  • COLUMBIA MACHINE PTY LIMITED

  • GOLDEN BAY CEMENT

  • HOLCIM (NEW ZEALAND) LIMITED