Contractor

Underwater wonder

A bit of backyard engineering magic was behind one of Auckland's best-loved tourist attractions, Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World. HUGH DE LACY unravels it. Of course the Japanese were always going to say only they could bend transparent acrylic panels into half-circles to make a water-tight tunnel through which people could walk along the bottom...

Making and taking opportunities in 2017

This article first appeared in Contractor February 2017. By PETER SILCOCK, Chief Executive, Civil Contractors New Zealand THE 2017 CONTRACTOR Perspectives provides very interesting reading. Unsurprisingly, everyone agrees that there is a good level of work available and the high levels of infrastructure expenditure will continue through 2017. With...

Aggregate matters and concerns

High failure rates for B Grade quarry qualifications are a symptom of wider issues within the quarry industry which it is determined to address as part of a wider response, says Aggregate and Quarry CEO Roger Parton. A recent article in our journal (published in the back of Q&M magazine), Aggregate News on B Grade Certificates of Competence...

H&S is killing us softly

By Greg Sheehan, Sheehan's Transport Assistance. A few months ago, I celebrated 50 years of working in the road transport industry, so I feel that I am qualified to offer positive comment on an industry that I love, have many friends in and have received accolades and awards for my contribution to, over these past years. My involvement in...

Raising the dough to build New Zealand

More than a century after his death, Sir Julius Vogel's legacy lives on in every branch of New Zealand civil construction. HUGH DE LACY retraces the career of the original big-thinker. He stands out like a beacon in New Zealand politics in the second half of the 19th Century, catapulting the infrastructure of Britain's most remote domain into the...
Oil Intel 2017

Local Government

Smart and smarter

Smart and smarter – Local Government Magazine February 2017 "...

A seismic shift in design

This paper, ‘A seismic shift in design – embedding safety, resilience and value into post-earthquake designs', was presented at Water New...

Q&M

Persistence brings rewards

This article first appeared in Q&M‘s February-March issue. Bathurst Resources has become the country's pre-eminent coal producer. By PETER...

Sharp eyes on the road

This article first appeared in Q&M‘s February-March issue. SCRIM trucks were back on our highways over the past summer and this pavement...

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...