Contractor

Is cut price bidding undermining our infrastructure?

PETER SILCOCK, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CCNZ CIVIL CONTRACTORS NEW ZEALAND recently worked with Major Associate member Teletrac Navman and Colmar Brunton to complete the 2018 Construction Industry Survey. The results were released to the public at our annual conference in Hamilton and the data collected helps CCNZ members, and New Zealand as a whole,...

Reshaping a city with passion

As one of the country’s largest council-owned maintenance and construction companies, Citycare Group was one of the major contractors to contribute to the Christchurch rebuild. AFTER SEVEN YEARS Citycare has matured into a maintenance and construction company turning over $300 million a year and with a well-balanced portfolio of North and...

Australasian focused infrastructure review

Jon Grayson is responsible for financial operations, commercial operations, and the infrastructure and housing group at Treasury. He spoke at the IPWEA NZ 2018 Conference in Rotorua on an infrastructure review that looks across the Tasman. “OUR NATION IS FACING a bow wave of infrastructure investment in the not-too-distant future, replacing...

FOUNDED ON RED ROCK

Auckland might seem far away to a business based in Taupo, but four-laning has brought it well within reach. Hugh de Lacy explains. Brothers Bruce and Graham Seay have been involved with the company their father founded in 1978 from the beginning. EARTHMOVING AND QUARRYING comprise the two otherwise separate businesses run out of Taupo by Seay...

Kapiti Expressway heads north

The second section of the Kapiti Expressway is advancing northwards with construction well underway. Richard Silcock went to check on progress. PHOTOS: MARK COOTE PHOTOGRAPHY Over the years… The present concrete, two-lane-bridge over the Otaki River on SH1 was built in 1955, replacing a 272-metre-long wooden bridge which was built in 1901...

Classic Machines: Euclid’s Big Singles- The S-28 and S-32

Designed to compete directly with the Caterpillar 651, the Euclid S-28, and later S-32 were the largest single engined overhung scrapers that the company ever manufactured, and as it turns out, also the rarest. By RICHARD CAMPBELL During the 1960s, there was a surge of interest in really big single engined motor scrapers. Projects had gotten much...

Updating IPWEA

Samantha Gain, president of IPWEA, updated RIMS conference participants about the engineering association’s current activities and future plans. IPWEA NEW ZEALAND, as you hopefully know, is a membership organisation. We support the provision of public works through training and events, publications and manuals, and branch meeting and...

Local Government

Dates for your Diary

August 13 – 14 Community Plan Forum. Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, Rotorua August 15 LG Accelerated Leadership Programme, Wellington / Wairarapa...

Q&M

Pike re-entry options get green light

Creating a new small tunnel into the Pike River Mine drift is one of three re-entry scenarios that are considered by technical experts in Greymouth....

Kiwi quarry gardens lead the way

An old Whangarei quarry site turned into a ‘quarry garden’ has been promoted as a ‘template’ for converting a disused Aussie...