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Angela Fry, a civil engineer, university lecturer, and principal project manager with the Toowoomba Regional Council, was a keynote speaker at the IPWEANZ 2016 conference held at SkyCity, Auckland, June 22-25. Her presentation was based on the council's A$45 million Outer Circulating Road Victoria Street extension project which delivered flood mitigation benefits to the city. IN EARLY 2011, South East Queensland experienced the most devastating floods in living memory. After months of rain, more than 150mm of rain fell in a day in the Toowoomba region, creating an inland tsunami that swept through Toowoomba's city. Lives were lost,...

Coverlines: bauma – why you should not miss the next show in 2019 … A lesson in council road contract collaboration … When you need a 250t excavator for civil construction … Looking back – WW1 veterans save Paekakariki Hill Road The post Contractor Magazine (June 2016) appeared first on Contractor Magazine. .... READ MORE HERE...

During the latter half of last year the Transport Agency commissioned a report on pavement quality in capital projects. This was carried out by Chris Olsen Consulting. A precis of the final report will be published in the July issue of Contractor magazine, suffice to says it included this statement: “The D&C contracts struggled to produce quality pavements because the combination of less than optimum KPIs and a competitive market consistently produced thin, high risk, low cost pavements that sometimes appeared to compromise future lowest whole-of-life maintenance costs, coupled with a reluctance of project teams to make...

Fulton Hogan has worked hard in the past few years to improve its safety culture and to achieve zero harm. At the recent EMA Health and Safety Concert, Jules Fulton shared the company's safety story. MARY SEARLE BELL was there. Fulton Hogan is one of New Zealand's largest civil construction companies, and, like all responsible employers, is focused on the health and safety of its workers. It is willing to admit, however, that it has had its share of tragedies, and Jules Fulton, executive GM people, was at the recent EMA Health and Safety Concert to share some of the company's safety .... READ MORE HERE...

One of the largest excavators used in this country for civil construction, the Liebherr R9250, has arrived from a mining site in Panama for underwater work in Auckland. By ALAN TITCHALL. AT 250 TONNES it wasn't the largest excavator in the country – that title goes to a 400 tonne R9400 monster working at Rotowaro opencast mine – but it is not common to see a machine of this size on a civil construction project. With shovel attached, the Liebherr R9250 weighs in at 253,000 kilograms and can lift 1500 cubic metres. The machine is designed for high productivity mining sites and .... READ MORE HERE...
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