Tag : local authorities

2019 Perspectives

Perspectives 2019: Let’s not become a BANANA republic

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By Wayne Scott,  joint chief executive of the Aggregate and Quarry Association AQA and MinEx, the Mining/Extractives health and safety organisation. We seem to like...
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Solving pavement water damage

Vijay Naidu
New research is looking for affordable methods of waterproofing our road surfaces. 
RICHARD SILCOCK explains a four-year research project in progress. WITH ROAD FREIGHT volumes...
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2016 Road Infrastructure Management Forum – new ideas, new connections

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The Road Infrastructure Management Forum has become a must-attend event for the broad roading infrastructure management industry. Contractor magazine was a guest at the 2016...
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SCRIM trucks: Sharp Eyes on the Road

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The SCRIM trucks were back on our highways over the summer, with the last surveying completed over the lower North and South Island regions in January....
Contractor Network Outcomes Contracts (NOCs) Profile

Dad’s idea – as realised by his son (Chris Olsen)

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The idea of bundling performance contracts had an interesting beginning – it started with a Hutt Valley contractor and his son. By ALAN TITCHALL. TODAY’S...
Contractor Innovations

Smart Shelter equals smart business

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  Ask three different people in the construction sector what comes to mind when they think of Downer and they’ll typically tell you the same...
Contractor Network Outcomes Contracts (NOCs)

Local authorities teaming up with NZTA – how is the NOC model impacting local government?

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  The NZTA’s new NOC model has affected contract work from contractors’ other main source of work – local governments which, around the country, are...
Contractor Network Outcomes Contracts (NOCs)

Network Outcomes Contracts – an industry game changer

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The Transport Agency’s new Network Outcomes Contracts (NOCs) model represents a paradigm shift in the way our highway network is maintained, and it has changed...
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Engineers as trusted advisors: An ACENZ perspective

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Kieran Shaw, Chief Executive, Association Representing Consulting & Engineering (ACENZ) In an increasingly risk-averse country, engineers can create and lead a wave of innovation, and...