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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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Fifty seven major international projects have been selected as finalists in Bentley Systems, Incorporated’s prestigious Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards programme The annual awards programme honours the extraordinary work of Bentley infrastructure software users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Continue →
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The government’s Urban Growth Agenda tackles the key issues holding back development in New Zealand and warrants support across the political spectrum, says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand politik Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford restated the government’s commitment to addressing housing affordability and supply challenges via the five pillars of the Urban Growth Agenda at the Infrastructure New Zealand Building Nations symposium: Infrastructure funding and financing – to enable a more responsive supply of infrastructure and appropriate allocation of cost. Continue →
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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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