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The country’s largest infrastructure conference, the annual Infrastructure New Zealand Building Nations Symposium, gets underway tomorrow at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland “With over 600 registered delegates, this is our largest ever conference and couldn’t come at a more important time for an industry experiencing a mix of ups and downs,” says Infrastructure NZ Chief Executive Stephen Selwood. Continue →
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The construction industry is under strain to build a record amount of infrastructure on thin margins, but issues in the procurement phase could destabilise the construction industry and set these large-scale projects up to fail Results from the 2018 Construction Industry Survey, a joint research project commissioned by Teletrac Navman and Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) and conducted by Colmar Brunton, revealed a focus on lowest cost is having a high impact on contractors. Continue →
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The importance and value of arm’s length infrastructure advice to government to assist infrastructure decision-making will be the keynote topic at this year’s Building Nations Symposium, says Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Stephen Selwood Katie Black from the National Infrastructure Commission in the UK, Jim Betts from Infrastructure NSW, Michael Masson from Infrastructure Victoria, Allan Garcia from Infrastructure Tasmania and Anna Chau from Infrastructure Australia will all be discussing national infrastructure leadership and strategy on Day 2 of the conference. Continue →
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New Zealand’s civil contractors have welcomed the record level of investment in transport in the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport, but are concerned a medium-term construction gap risks losing civil construction capability and capacity to overseas markets Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said the potential $2 billion gap would occur between 2019-2022 as investment shifted from completion of major state highway construction projects to construction of rapid transit and public transport projects, which would not really ramp up until post-2022. Continue →
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The world’s longest sea bridge is about to open to traffic after a nearly eight-year construction period dogged by delays, budget overruns, crew deaths and accusations of corruption The 55-kilometre bridge and tunnel project links the two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau with the mainland, heavily reducing travel time and bringing together up to 60 million people into a metropolis-style economy. Continue →
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Retaining walls are an increasing feature of construction sites as sky high land prices add pressure to maximise the potential returns from each build Construction companies look to utilise every inch of land when planning new developments, and many projects require high retaining walls to achieve bigger results. Continue →
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Long-term Komatsu customer Stephen McPherson has made a big investment in the company’s new intelligent Machine Control (iMC) technology, buying three of the machines – and has found he’s quickly getting a payback on his investment In November 2017, McPherson took delivery of two PC210LCi-10 iMC excavators, joined by a D51EXi-23 iMC dozer which he imported in December. Continue →
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New Zealand’s property and construction industry are going to be particularly short of skilled workers this year, according to a survey by global recruitment specialists Michael Page With a rebound in building permits at the end of 2017, and the government announcing its commitment to building 100,000 homes across the country in the next decade, continued unprecedented levels of demand for construction professionals in project management, quantity surveying, design and architecture as well as professional engineering are very likely. Continue →
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Cancellation of major projects, delays in new projects coming to market and uncertainty about future transport funding are forcing the contracting sector to release skilled staff just at the point at which the government wants to increase the speed and scale of construction, an industry expert says “It is natural for infrastructure priorities to change with new leadership, but the scale of change in recent months combined with high uncertainty over future transport funding is having a particularly heavy effect on a sector under pressure from rising input costs,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand. Continue →
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The McConnell-Dowell Downer team has recharged its batteries from 2017 and is continuing to progress the City Rail Link twin-tunnel underground rail link The team working on the blinding layer and preparing the start of the tunnel box The Connectus joint venture team is delivering Contract 2 for City Rail Link Limited (CRL), which is creating a 3.45km twin-tunnel rail link up to 42 metres below Auckland’s city centre. Continue →
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Christchurch has a golden opportunity to become New Zealand’s number one city of choice as the rebuild takes effect, outgoing Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Peter Townsend claims. Continue →
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