The need for Integration

By Rob Stummer, managing director, IFS Australia & New Zealand BIM or Building Information Modelling is one of the relatively few buzzwords you’ll hear in the construction and contracting industry that continues to dominate conversations – and there’s a very good reason for that. Fuelled by government initiatives and industry momentum around the world, BIM empowers companies to…

World’s Tallest Buildings- Visual

At Contrafed Publishing we remember when the Sears Roebuck building in Chicago held the mantle of ‘World’s Tallest Building!’ The last thirty years have seen the Sears Tower well and truly eclipsed; here’s where things stand at October 2015.

From strength to strength – Worthington Contracting

It’s now a case of  where to from here for a small family company that grew  rapidly in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes. HUGH DE LACY reviews the options. When Russell Worthington started his contracting company in 1984 he gave it an impressive name – North Canterbury Excavation and Drainage – for an outfit whose…

People not worms- the new H&S focus

PETER SILCOCK, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CIVIL CONTRACTORS NEW ZEALAND THE HEALTH AND SAFETY REFORM BILL that was finally passed by Parliament on 27 August 2015 is very significant for the civil contracting industry. The new law, now named the Health and Safety at Work Act, will come into effect on 4 April 2016. It is unfortunate…

Transport and Infrastructure: comment from LGNZ’s President Lawrence Yule

A fit-for-purpose regime is necessary to achieve regional economic success.  Last month I touched on the positive alliance between local government, central government and our private sector partners. Their support for the development of a partnership environment allows us to effectively lead New Zealand’s communities through changes together and helps us to achieve shared goals…