Tag : road construction

Heritage NZNew Zealand roads

A concise history of Kiwi roading

Gill Prentice
Richard Silcock explores the development and construction of the country’s first roads. WHEN THE FIRST Europeans settled in New Zealand their attention was largely given...

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...

Robert Jones: Leading from the front

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RICHARD SILCOCK profiles Fulton Hogan’s New Zealand chief executive Robert Jones, a Yorkshireman and natural leader who doesn’t hesitate to roll up his sleeves and...
Cement and Concrete Association (CCANZ) update

Concrete roading – internationally proven

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Rob Gaimster of the CCANZ and NZRMCA puts forward a case for concrete roading as the country spends billions of dollars over the next decade...

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...

A new civil trades qualification

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Late in 2015 the Civil Trades certification programme was launched with the first 14 civil infrastructure workers becoming industry qualified tradespeople. THE NEWLY CERTIFIED group...
ContractorProjectRoads of National Significance

Chocks away for Transmission Gully

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Physical work has started on Wellington’s $850 million Transmission Gully Motorway. It is the first New Zealand motorway to be constructed, financed  and maintained under...
ContractorNZTA project

The Normanby realignment project: fixing a killer bridge in South Taranaki

Vijay Naidu
One of the most important NZTA projects in the South Taranaki District for decades is the State Highway 3 Normanby realignment project, which includes the...