Win a copy of Diesel, Dust, Men & Machine!

Kevin Freeman’s comprehensive book ‘Diesel, Dust, Men and Machines’ covers most of the contractors involved with work on the hydro scheme in the South Island, from Benmore to Clyde, with a brief history on each and plenty of photos. In the back of this book is also a comprehensive list of all machines involved, including…

Longswamp section slideshow-May 2019

This slideshow is made up of aerial pics taken above Longswamp – which comprises a 5.9km section of existing SH1 route between the completed Rangiriri and Mercer sections. The principal contractor is Downer NZ, and the project, which cost $96 million, is due for completion in November 2019. At the moment the main focus is…

Annual Industry Survey extended

The 2019 Construction Industry Survey closing date has been extended to Saturday 25 May. Participants from the sector can complete the survey through this link: https://surveys.colmarbrunton.co.nz/scripts/dubinterviewer.dll/Frames?Quest=322 Peter Silcock, CEO of Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) says the survey provides really useful information to decision makers: “I urge men and women in civil construction to complete…

Komatsu’s mining dozer with full IMC

Komatsu has released its D375Ai-8, which is the company’s first mining dozer incorporating its fully integrated Intelligent Machine Control system. The 72.9 tonne D375Ai-8 is powered by a US EPA Tier 4 Final emission certified Komatsu SAA6D170E-7 diesel rated at 455 kW in forward gears, and 558 kW in reverse, to provide more reversing power…