KiwiRail upgrade ‘007’- licensed to thrill

Starved of investment in recent years, the nation’s rail infrastructure renewal is back on track thanks to a significant financial shot-in-the-arm for KiwiRail in May’s budget. CHRIS WEBB reports. CONSCIOUS, PERHAPS, OF the fact that ‘Project Ongaruhe Optimised Seven – North Island Main Trunkline Rail Bridge replacement’ doesn’t exactly excite in the same way as a…

Advertising competition results

Thank you those of you who entered our competition at Wairakei Resort- we hope you all enjoyed the 2015 annual conference. Results The winner of the $2000 advertising credit is Paul Herbison from Boss Attachments. Congrats Paul you have $2000 to spend in a future issue of Contractor. Runners-up Six individuals have won their companies…

2015 Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards- Category 3: Projects with a value between $5 million and $30 million

WINNER Waitaki Bridges Replacement for NZ Transport Agency, Waitaki – McConnell Dowell Constructors Limited The Waitaki Bridges Replacement by McConnell Dowell is a fine example of what can be achieved by Client, Contractor and stakeholders working together to provide new infrastructure for both the benefit of the local community and national roading network while preserving…

2015 Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards- Category 2: Projects with a value between $0.5 million and $5 million

Winner Kotuitui Whitinga for Whangarei District Council, Waiarohia Stream, Whangarei – Steve Bowling Contractors (SBC) SBC responded to this opportunity by developing a unique bridge design and local team makeup that met the Councils aspirations. The bridge is part of a walk/ cycle combined use facility and the design meets that need through being “s”…