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Roading

Highest bridge required biggest dig

Jonathan Whittaker
The highest bridge to be constructed on the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway required 144,000 cubic metres of earth to be excavated beneath it.
Contractor Project

New era from Lafarge and Holcim merger

Charles Fairbairn
The merger of the world’s biggest cement makers, Lafarge and Holcim, has had a significant impact on the way this country sources its cement. CHRIS
Contractor Roads of National Significance

Giant crawler-crane helps construct long bridge

Charles Fairbairn
A giant crawler-crane was used for constructing the longest bridge on the Kapiti Expressway. RICHARD SILCOCK checks out the engineering challenges and some stats on
Contractor Roads of National Significance

RoNS – a lesson in remedial work

Our second feature on the Roads of National Significance looks at the completed Tauranga Eastern Link and the protracted settlement over local network rehabilitation, which
Contractor Project

Kapiti’s Expressway forges ahead

Charles Fairbairn
Construction of the $630 million, four-lane Kapiti Expressway is forging ahead and despite technical challenges and a very wet winter contractors are rejoicing over progress.
Contractor

Balancing risk and reward in the tender phase of design-construct contracts: How to have a successful experience with your design consultant

Charles Fairbairn
by Stuart Tucker, GM of civil infrastructure at Beca I’ve spent about 20 years working in design-construct contracts of one form or another, mostly in