Contractor

Pressures on infrastructure – time to innovate

By Alan Peacock, Fulton Hogan’s executive general manager, Engineering and Technical Services and Chloe Smith, national innovation manager. WITH ALL THE CURRENT scrutiny on the cost and performance of our national infrastructure, greater investment into innovation and better systems for capturing and driving the innovations to completion is...

Excavating without a bucket

Peter Owens talks with Blair Skevington about his success building a large hydro excavator for use in civil contracting. SKEVINGTON CONTRACTING formed in 2004, is based in Palmerston, between Dunedin and Oamaru. Skevington Contracting is owned and operated by Blair Skevington. It is a now a well-established excavation and heavy machinery operator...

Working against the elements: Mingha Bluff realignment on SH73

Rain, wind and snow have conspired to delay a major realignment on SH73 between Canterbury and the West Coast. Hugh de Lacy gets his wet gear on. CONTRACTOR AND CLIENT ALIKE knew that the 5.2 kilometre realignment on SH73 taking in the Mingha Bluff, a little to the east of Arthur’s Pass, was going to be weather-dependent, but they never...

Local Government

Dates for your Diary

June 19 – 21 Resource Management & Environmental Law Reform Conference. Crowne Plaza, Auckland June 22 – 24 IPWEA NZ 2017...

Q&M

High expectations for Hi-Lab

With the specification of a new pavement system on parts of the Waikato Expressway, the NZTA is aiming for a stronger pavement with a longer life....

A morning with George Cunningham

Alan Titchall visits Matamata to talk with industry veteran George Cunningham who has clocked up over six decades in the extraction industry. QUARRY...

EnergyNZ

Energy NZ Perspectives 2017

The eighth edition of Energy NZ Perspectives, an annual publication written by industry peers, from government agencies to industry associations and...