Category : Historical

Contractor Historical

We shall not forget: the Kiwi pioneers and engineers on The Western Front

Contrafed PUblishing
Many Kiwi engineers and civil construction workers were the backbone of the New Zealand forces in WW1. They included such industry-making figures as Arnold Downer,...
Comment Contractor Historical

Paying respect to Arnold Downer’s legacy

Vijay Naidu
Of the handful of family names indelibly etched in the history of our civil contracting industry is Downer, founded by engineer Arnold Downer over 80...

An electrifying leap of faith

Contrafed PUblishing
At its completion in 1965, Lake Benmore was immediately hailed as a landmark piece of civil engineering and construction – for its height, capacity and...