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Skills shortage – a company perspective

This is a precis of a presentation by Domenic De-Fazio, chief executive officer, New Zealand Construction, Fulton Hogan, at the Infrastructure NZ Building Nations Symposium 2017. FOUR MONTHS INTO my new role as chief executive for Fulton Hogan’s construction business here in New Zealand, as we discuss the pipeline of work ahead of us, the […]

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A customer view  – the motorist

Simon Douglas, the manager of the New Zealand Automobile Association Research Foundation, was a keynote speaker at the 18th annual NZTA/NZIHT conference held late last year. He spoke about research the Foundation has done on driving behaviour in terms of road ‘risk’. These are highlights from his presentation. YOUR CONFERENCE MAKES customers the centre of […]

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12 years of 
foamed bitumen … a contractor’s perspective

Allen Browne from the Hiway Group spoke on the company’s experience with foamed bitumen at the 18th annual NZTA/NZIHT conference held late last year. This is a precis of his presentation. BACK IN 2003 Hiway Stabilizers retrofitted a Komatsu stabiliser with a foamed bitumen binder application bar above the rotor. Despite some pretty good results […]

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UAS case study

At the CCNZ conference last year, Edward Kelly from Fulton Hogan presented a case study on using an unmanned aerial system (UAS) for project work on the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway. The ‘Huntly Section’ is a 16-kilometre four-lane motorway construction contract with an estimated cost of $320 million. This is one of the […]

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More CRL 
innovations and updates

The first contract for the southern end of the City Rail Link project in Auckland was awarded just before the end of last year. THE CONTRACT FOR stormwater diversion works in Mt Eden was awarded to the March Bessac Joint Venture. CRL chief executive Chris Meale says while the focus to date has been in […]

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innovations and updates appeared first on Contractor Magazine.

Rai Saddle 
realignment

A key risk-spot on SH6 between Blenheim and Nelson has undergone a challenging realignment. Hugh de Lacy reports. NO FEWER THAN 20 people have died and 93 have been seriously injured in the decade to 2016 along the length of SH6 at the top of the South Island, and the Rai Saddle, one of the […]

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Cross examination

From the navy to piloting oversized loads, Mary Searle Bell talks to Dave Cross about his life and career, and how he came to be the owner of what is possibly New Zealand’s largest over-dimension load piloting company. AS A 15-YEAR-OLD, David Cross left school and joined the navy. It was 1956, and Dave was […]

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A long hot summer made worse by PPE

David Price, the director of D&K Price, is taking a stand on full cover personal protective equipment (PPE) regulations. The following is based on a letter he sent to WorkSafe on the issue. If you would like to join a discussion on PPE please email the magazine at alan@contrafed.co.nz or join in on the discussion on […]

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A milestone for contracting

Whatever it meant to the people of Kaikoura and North Canterbury, the re-opening of SH1 between Christchurch and Picton on December 15, 2017, albeit only during daylight hours, was a public relations coup for the entire South Island civil contracting industry. Hugh de Lacy explains. A busload of workers and contractors being taken back into […]

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Does the industry need to be more tech savvy?

ROB STUMMER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, IFS NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA IN TALKING TO construction companies about technology, they often tell us how keen they are to attract millennials and improve the technology engagement of their workforces. That was one of the big takeaways from a recent construction industry roundtable we hosted in Sydney. Attendees told us […]

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