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The civil construction industry is eagerly awaiting ‘record spending’ on three waters, public transport and road safety improvements to bring financial certainty and stability so it can work towards overcoming New Zealand’s infrastructure deficit Results from the 2019 Construction Industry Survey, a joint research project commissioned by Teletrac Navman and Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ), reveal uncertainty in the pipeline of new projects is severely impacting the civil construction workforce. Continue →
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The draft New Zealand Infrastructure Commission/Te Waihanga Bill is a positive step towards better and more efficient infrastructure planning and investment on a national scale but needs fine-tuning to be successful in its objectives, say New Zealand’s civil contractors Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said the national association for civil contractors strongly supported the creation of the Infrastructure Commission and its mission to improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders through quality infrastructure. Continue →
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The release of a prototype Infrastructure Pipeline to forecast major projects being delivered by Central Government agencies has been welcomed by key associations “Better forecasting of the forward work programme means greater certainty about the specific needs of future work,” says Peter Silcock who heads up Civil Contractors New Zealand which represents the interests of more than 600 organisations. Continue →
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A New Zealand Construction Sector Accord was announced by five ministers, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, signalling long-term commitment between government and industry to collaborate on key work areas for a healthy construction sector Government and construction industry leaders have signalled a shared commitment to transform New Zealand’s construction sector. Continue →
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The world’s best unbuilt or incomplete projects have been celebrated at the 2019 MIPIM Architectural Review future project awards By Ted Tabet first published by The Urban Developer Now in its 18th year, the awards are the only competition exclusively celebrating excellence in unbuilt or incomplete projects across a range of different categories. Continue →
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The voluntary administration of Arrow International (NZ) will impact not just on the employees of the company and its clients, but the wider network of contractors and subcontractors who supported its construction projects Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said Arrow’s collapse was yet another demonstration of what is wrong with the construction industry in New Zealand at present, and unless the root causes were dealt with it would continue to be a major issue. Continue →
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Despite promises of ‘record investment’ and a ‘year of action’ from the Government, poor visibility over new projects coming to market was starting to have a serious impact, says Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock Short-term gaps in the infrastructure pipeline are causing long-term headaches for the country’s civil infrastructure contractors, who have criticised a vague forward work programme that sees roading projects down nearly three billion dollars in the next two years. Continue →
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The City Rail Link (CRL) has busted through construction and infrastructure industry norms to win New Zealand’s highest sustainability accolade By winning the NZI Transforming New Zealand Award that is the Sustainable Business Network’s Supreme Award CRL has proven the infrastructure industry can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and its environmental impact while developing Auckland’s much-needed public transport infrastructure. Continue →
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Education and technology integration are holding the construction industry back from getting the full value of invested in technology The 2018 Construction Industry Survey: Technology and Skills Edition conducted by Teletrac Navman and Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) indicates that Kiwi construction businesses already employ a range of jobsite and measurement technology; from plant, machine and asset monitoring to GPS-based survey equipment. Continue →
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A North Island bridge that was the first in the world to feature innovative seismic strengthening technology has been named one of the country’s outstanding concrete structures KiwiRail’s South Rangitikei Viaduct, one of the North Island’s tallest and longest rail bridges, on Saturday received the NZ Concrete Society’s Enduring Concrete Award. Continue →
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Auckland could have an iconic waterfront stadium within 10 years at zero cost to ratepayers and taxpayers if a proposal from some of the city’s leading companies is adopted The Auckland Waterfront Consortium has launched an ambitious proposal that would see a spectacular 50,000 seat fully enclosed stadium, built alongside a redeveloped Bledisloe Wharf. Continue →
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The private sector, as well as federal and state government, have a unique opportunity to leverage opportunities associated with Australia’s $70 billion infrastructure spend over the next decade, Grant Bowery believes This year, the federal government budget outlined additional funding for new projects including $9.3 billion for the Inland Rail, $3.5 billion allocated for roads of strategic importance and expenditure of $5 billion to $6 billion toward smaller road projects. Continue →
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New Zealanders are being urged to show their support for the exceptional work done to restore the road and rail networks following the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, by voting for the project in a prestigious international award KiwiRail, NZ Transport Agency and the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) alliance have been named as one of just 10 finalists from around the world for the Institution of Civil Engineers People’s Choice Award 2018, for their work to repair and reopen State Highway One and the Main North Line. Continue →
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Six Australian infrastructure projects have been announced as finalists in global software solutions provider Bentley Systems Incorporated’s Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards programme Artist’s impression of the new bridge over Richmond River at Broadwater The annual awards programme honours the extraordinary work of Bentley software users advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure throughout the world. Continue →
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Valmont Coatings Australia has won the Global Galvanizing Award for the University of Melbourne’s Arts West Building, together with ARM Architecture, Architectus and Fab Metal Specialists The Global Galvanizing Award is presented by the European General Galvanizers Association (EGGA) every three years for outstanding hot-dip galvanized steel architecture. Continue →
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