The EPIC Photo contest

We’re partnering with Civil Contractors NZ to present the EPIC Photo Competition! Get amongst it and win – enter now at www.epicwork.nz/photocomp and share the amazing sights of civil construction from your work sites. The first round focuses on EPIC Outlooks – so show us what’s great about a job where you can work in the great…

Transmission Gully: slideshow from November 2019

The 27-kilometre, $850 million Transmission Gully Motorway (TGM) project is on schedule for completion in mid-2020, with an official opening to follow. Despite unprecedented issues the JV of CPB and HEB Construction has kept progress tracking. This selection of images- photographs taken by Mark Coote- show the magnitude of the work.

TransDiesel’s new Christchurch facility

After 18 months of construction and renovation TransDiesel celebrated the opening of its  newly refurbished building at Halswell Junction Road, Christchurch with two functions held back in October to host staff, suppliers and clients at the functions, including representatives from Volvo, Yanmar, and Terex Finlay. Vincent Tan, CE APAC region president, Volvo officially re-opened the…

Letter from South Australia

This ‘slightly-worn’ HD-14 is one of a pair of Allis-Chalmers tractors that have an interesting backstory. John Schmidt has hunted this tractor down- and wrote to us with the story. The essence of John’s story is thus. A pair of HD-14s, one a dozer and the other a towed scraper tug were probably ex WW11…

Spied on the hard at Port of Auckland

Late last month Dignity Ace berthed up at P.O.A with ex-United States consigned goods. Our spy down on the berths spotted a twin engine dozer rolling ashore. The Euclid 8280 is bound for Christchurch, according to our contact. We have some snaps to share with our Contractor audience.

Top 9 Ways to Avoid Earthmoving Equipment Accidents

This content was supplied by Principle People, a UK recruitment company. Accidents involving heavy earthmoving equipment are growing in frequency. Aside from the structural damage, there have also been instances of people being injured or killed. These accidents are often caused by equipment failure, human error or both. So, consider implementing steps that can reduce…

A Thank You email from the United States

On my way to work yesterday I checked my emails. Jeff Dean, marketing manager of CCM Inc (Classic Construction Models), a construction equipment toy designer based in Oregon, was in touch with a ‘thank you’ note. I pulled over. CCM specialise in making limited edition scale models, and Dean had some direct news. The company…