Tag : local authorities

2019 Perspectives

Perspectives 2019: Let’s not become a BANANA republic

Charles Fairbairn
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
Contractor

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
Bulldozer Classic Machines

Classic Machines: LeTourneau’s LW12 Tournatractor

Charles Fairbairn
 LeTourneau was first of the blocks with a wheeled bulldozer, a roadable and manoeuvrable machine suited to many earthmoving jobs. Here we take a closer
Contractor

2016 Road Infrastructure Management Forum – new ideas, new connections

Charles Fairbairn
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
Contractor Roading

SCRIM trucks: Sharp Eyes on the Road

Charles Fairbairn
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)

Charles Fairbairn
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

Charles Fairbairn
  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?

Charles Fairbairn
  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

Charles Fairbairn
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