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Solving pavement water damage

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New research is looking for affordable methods of waterproofing our road surfaces. 
RICHARD SILCOCK explains a four-year research project in progress. WITH ROAD FREIGHT volumes increasing by 2.5 percent annually and extreme rainfall events perhaps becoming more prevalent, the New Zealand Transport Agency and local authorities are looking for new and innovative ways to futureproof […]

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Quarry contract awarded

Quarry contract awarded - Contractor Mag - Oct 2017 - Featured Image

RedBull is providing blasting services for all GBC Winstone’s quarries across the North Island. THIS FOLLOWS THE contract award in July, where RedBull Powder Company’s service was extended from four quarries to providing an integrated drilling and blasting service for all nine sites. Moving to a single supplier is a significant change for GBC Winstone, […]

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Meeting today’s skills gap

Meeting today’s skills gap - Contractor Mag - Oct 2017 - Featured Image

THE OUTLOOK FOR the New Zealand Civil Infrastructure sector is rosy. Infometrics data shows our sector contributes around $4.7 billion to the economy every year and in 2016 it made up 2.1 percent of GDP. The sector employs 49,000 people throughout the country whose average annual earnings of $70,500 are $12,700 higher than the national […]

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Growth from adversity

Growth from adversity - Contractor Mag - Oct 2017 - Featured Image

Canterbury firm Bond Earthworks is an ‘earthquake company’ – established in response to the huge workload in the region following the quakes, the company continues to grow. 
BY MARY SEARLE BELL BOND EARTHWORKS is a company born of the Canterbury earthquakes. Mark Bond had been working in the civil construction industry for 15 years when […]

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Connected thinking

Connected thinking - Contractor Mag - Oct 2017 - Featured Image

By the time you read this the election will be all over. Depending on the result, we will have a government, or we will be watching the fun and games as coalition partners negotiate. Whichever party/coalition is in power they face some real challenges to deliver on the numerous election promises they have made. If […]

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Supply risk calls for new water treatment plant

Supply risk calls for new water treatment plant - Contractor Mag - Oct 2017 - Featured Image

With an ageing water treatment plant at one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest dairy processing sites, a solution was required – and fast. BUILT BY KIWI DAIRIES in 1972, the 
Whareroa Fonterra site has the capacity to produce 13.8 million litres of milk per day. However, its ageing treatment plant posed a serious risk to […]

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Our first road

Our first road - Contractor Mag - Oct 2017 - Featured Image

Twenty years before the Victorian English claimed New Zealand our first road was built by a small number of soldiers and crew from HMS Dromedary. HUGH DE LACY tells the story. IT WAS THE BRITISH NAVY’S eagerness in the early 19th century to find new sources of timber for the spars of its ships that […]

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Solving it with containers

Solving it with containers - Contractor Mag - Oct 2017 - Featured Image

A lot of the innovative work has gone into replacing Queenstown’s iconic Kawarau Falls Bridge with a two-lane bridge including the use of containers. THE NEW 250-METRE long link will be located just downstream from the old one-lane bridge, which is perhaps best known as the country’s first bungy jumping destination. The challenges for contractors […]

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Story of a small town sewer upgrade

In what is a major investment by the Marlborough District Council, the upgrading of the council’s ageing sewer infrastructure is progressing well. Stage one was completed in 2012 and now stages two and three are underway. By RICHARD SILCOCK. FULTON HOGAN SECURED the Picton wastewater contract for the current two upgrade stages under a tender […]

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Introducing the new CCNZ Subcontract

By Arie Moore and Sam McCutcheon who are members of Kensington Swan’s Major Projects and Construction Team and who worked with CCNZ to develop the CCNZ Subcontract. Civil Contractors has recently published the CCNZ Subcontract, a new standard form subcontract for use by its members. Kensington Swan was proud to assist CCNZ in preparing the […]

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