Contractor

Conexpo 2017 : A massive occasion

A report on Conexpo 2017 As soon as you arrive at Las Vegas's airport you're greeted by a crane in the arrivals foyer. And as you wander through the shopping malls along the strip you see specials available to Conexpo. It's clear that this is a big event, even for a city that host 22,000 conferences each year. Conexpo attracted 130,000 delegates...

Makatote Viaduct’s massive $13m refurbishment

This article first appeared in Contractor March 2017. A massive refurbishment of an historic viaduct demands the best technological and safety approach. LOCATED ON THE southwestern slopes of Mount Ruapehu, the Makatote Viaduct bridges the Makatote Gorge 12 kilometres south of National Park. Opened in 1908 it is 262 metres long, 78 metres high, is...

Slip lesson in Northland

This article first appeared in Contractor March 2017. Though not quite of South Island earthquake scale, the Hautapu slip in Northland was nevertheless a tricky repair project. HUGH DE LACY explains. AS LANDSLIDES GO – and the Kaikoura earthquakes have set a new standard in severity – the slip at Moerewa, 75 kilometres north of Whangarei, was...

Stretching motorway bottlenecks

This article first appeared in Contractor March 2017. A $268 million project in Auckland will address severe congestion issues plaguing the Southern Motorway that creates delays for freight and commuter vehicles. By MARY SEARLE BELL. AN ESSENTIAL PART of Auckland's motorway network, the Southern Motorway is the primary route between Auckland and...

Heritage Trails: Skippers Road

Arguably the scariest if not the most dangerous roading in the country, Skippers Road, is as much an engineering as a scenic gem, as Hugh de Lacy discovers. It may not be the most dangerous road in the world – you've got to go to Bolivia for that – but Otago's Skippers Canyon road has enough of a fear factor to whiten the knuckles of all but...
Oil Intel 2017

Local Government

Plan ahead

Plan ahead – Local Government March 2017 "...

Q&M

Two new mini excavators

This article first appeared in Q&M‘s February-March issue. New Zealand distributor for IHI products, Youngman Richardson & Co has released...

Lifetime no-cost guarantee

This article first appeared in Q&M‘s February-March issue. In a first for the bulk material handling industry, a global manufacturer of...

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...