Tag : earthworks


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.
NZTA project Project

Engaging with the environment at Taupiri

Gill Prentice
The Huntly section of the Transport Agency’s Waikato Expressway project had a couple of interesting challenges that have been overcome with great success. Engagement with

Working the dream

Gill Prentice
When your childhood passion is making things, the choice between following your father into a career in accountancy, or opting for an engineering degree is

Fijian assignment

Gill Prentice
Contracting company, Higgins, has been involved in infrastructure projects in Fiji for the past four years. Currently, it is involved in upgrading a section of

Stretching motorway bottlenecks

Charles Fairbairn
This article first appeared in Contractor March 2017. A $268 million project in Auckland will address severe congestion issues plaguing the Southern Motorway that creates
Contractor Feature Roading

Upgrading the Remarkables ski-field access road

Charles Fairbairn
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 Project

It’s all changing at interchange

Charles Fairbairn
An ‘army’ of earthmovers is remoulding the landscape in preparation for what will be a much improved highway interchange. RICHARD SILCOCK takes a look at