A workshop for NEC3 contracts project managers in Christchurch last month, and organised by NEC in the UK, rekindled an old industry debate and dilemma over infrastructure contracts. By ALAN TITCHALL.
THE ONE-DAY NEC workshop was held on October 27, a few days before the IPWEA-owned RIM conference in Dunedin, and was organised in partnership with Constructing Excellence in New Zealand, which is the NZ licensed re-seller of NEC3 information and currently acts as the secretariat to the Australasian NEC3 User Group.
The NZS:3910 Conditions of Contract for Building and Civil Engineering Construction is still the most widely used contract here....
Just as the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority was disbanded after five years of painstaking reconstruction, so too will SCIRT be dismantled and ‘normality', of a sort, be restored. CHRIS WEBB spoke to executive general manager, Ian Campbell, as one of the final chapters in the city's long road to resurrection draws to a close.
SCIRT's executive general manager Ian Campbell.
HIMSELF A CANTABRIAN born in Darfield, Ian Campbell holds a civil engineering degree from the University of Canterbury.
Seconded to SCIRT from McConnell Dowell in 2011, he knows only too well the devastation wrought on the South Island's most populous city by...
RICHARD SILCOCK profiles Fulton Hogan's New Zealand chief executive Robert Jones, a Yorkshireman and natural leader who doesn't hesitate to roll up his sleeves and get stuck in.
AT THE AGE OF 62, Robert Jones heads one of the largest and most successful civil contracting businesses in the country – Fulton Hogan, which last year posted a turnover here of just under $1.3 billion.
Born in Yorkshire, Robert followed in the footsteps of his father, who was a civil engineer. After attending the University of Coventry and attaining a degree in construction management he joined Wimpey Construction as a trainee engineer. His .... READ MORE HERE...
This article is based on a presentation at the 2016 IPWEA conference by Jamie McPherson, chair of the REG Procurement SubGroup, and Chris Olsen, director, Chris Olsen Consulting. By ALAN TITCHALL.
A RECENT REPORT BASED on 11 road maintenance case studies among road controlling authorities (RCAs) has identified themes, key drivers and objectives, and resulted in a matrix tool for selecting the optimum contract model.
This report is the result of the Road Efficiency Group (REG) setting up a Procurement SubGroup to identify procurement opportunities and tools to help local authorities pick their road maintenance models, especially when carrying...
Heavy hauliers gathered in Christchurch last month for their annual Heavy Haulage Conference. MARY SEARLE BELL was there.
New Life Member Charlie Boyes.
Dinner MC Joe Bennett.
THE HOT TOPIC THIS year was the proposed changes to the VDAM (Vehicle Dimensions and Mass) Rule. The board has spent considerable time going over the modified document and having numerous conversations with the NZ Transport Agency about the changes, to try to ensure the updated rule is fair, consistent and clear. The conference provided the .... READ MORE HERE...