Category : Feature

Contractor Feature

Swinging from the job

Contractor Magazine
The past quarter-century has seen abseiling rise from a pastime for the not-so-faint-at-heart to a vital service in the civil construction industry. Hugh de Lacy...
Contractor Feature

The dissolution of SCIRT

Contrafed PUblishing
Just as the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority was disbanded after five years of painstaking reconstruction, so too will SCIRT be dismantled and ‘normality’, of a...
Contractor Feature

An eye on Bathurst

Contrafed PUblishing
ALAN TITCHALL looks at the relationship between an up-and-coming civil contractor and a young racing car driver with an eye on Bathurst. MARK NEILSON, managing...
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Upgrading the Remarkables ski-field access road

Contrafed PUblishing
One of the country’s highest roads was recently upgraded and extended by over five kilometres. RICHARD SILCOCK explains how this difficult project was achieved. THE...
Contractor Feature

Lyttelton Port expansion

Contrafed PUblishing
Earthquake-battered Lyttelton Port, our third largest and the South Island’s biggest container terminal, is a step closer to major expansion after Environment Canterbury commissioners approved...
Contractor Feature Project

A day at Christchurch’s Avon-Heathcote Estuary

Contrafed PUblishing
Repairing and widening the roads around Christchurch’s iconic Avon-Heathcote Estuary posed many interesting challenges, not all of them anticipated, as CHRIS MACANN explains. FOR MANY,...
Contractor Feature

Intelligent Transport Systems: changing the way we move

Contrafed PUblishing
With Google, Tesla and other major vehicle manufacturers racing to develop driverless robot cars, trains and trucks, the future of transport has exciting times ahead...
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Contract to BLOW UP Christchurch Police HQ

Contrafed PUblishing
Beyond economic repair after the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch almost five years ago, a fatally damaged icon of the city’s skyline finally succumbed to demolition....