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RICHARD SILCOCK catches up with Hugh Johnstone and gleans some insight into what makes him an award 
winner and the leader of his own successful contracting business. “IT'S ALL ABOUT TEAMWORK and working within a small close-knit team that provides me with the opportunity to develop and challenge myself,” says Hugh Johnstone. Hugh took out the ‘Young Contractor of the Year' at the 2016 Hynds Construction Awards and AB Equipment People Awards run by the CCNZ Auckland branch. He then went to on to receive the Emerging Leader Award, in the Z People Awards, at the 2016 CCNZ Conference. He says .... READ MORE HERE...

On the cover: Customer demand driving growth at Hirepool Coverlines: A tomorrow's leader – Hugh Johnstone … Waikanae – a very long bridge … Havelock North relieved – a sewer in the making … Buying low-cost steel – a wise guide The post Contractor Magazine (August 2016) appeared first on Contractor Magazine. .... READ MORE HERE...

Legal comment on prosecutions and the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA 2015), by Mallory Ward, solicitor, Kensington Swan's Health and Safety team. The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the Act), which came into force in April of this year, has introduced significantly greater penalties than the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 that it replaced, whether for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) and workers, or other individuals who fail to comply with health and safety standards. Unsurprisingly, given the increased liability under the new HSWA, there has been much speculation about which duties WorkSafe .......

The pictures in this slideshow were taken at the CablePrice ‘Flights of Fancy' Themed Dinner held at MOTAT, Auckland, on Thursday 4 August. The post CCNZ 2016 : Pictures from Fancy Dress Night appeared first on Contractor Magazine. .... READ MORE HERE...

Concrete Structure Investigations (CSI) says it is the only organisation getting reliable results from Pile Integrity Tests (PIT); establishing toe depth and identifying segregation, necking and pile breakages. The company has done a lot of work recently in quality assurance on new piles. CSI says it is also able to obtain reliable results from existing bored piles, driven concrete and timber piles. “CSI is developing new technology that will eliminate some of the limitations currently applied to the Pile Integrity Testing (PIT) method,” says the company. “PIT uses single axis accelerometers to measure reflected impulses from a hammer...
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