Contractor magazine celebrates 40 years with a gift offer

In the mid 1970s the building of the hydro-electric power canals and dams in the South Island, among other large concurrent projects,required specialised earthmoving machinery on a scale hitherto unknown to New Zealand contracting companies. Import licences restricted the companies eligible to meet demand, and these suppliers imported machinery into NZ in record volumes. Scrapers, tractors…

Meeting the people challenge

HELMUT MODLIK, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CONNEXIS IT SEEMS THAT EVERYWHERE we look, the signs are that the infrastructure and construction upcycle we are in will be prolonged and substantial. Major roading and energy projects, the replacement of aging water assets, the roll out of ultra-fast broadband, and the high profile coverage of New Zealand’s housing crisis…

The Humble Road Cone by Richard Campbell

Road Cone, “Witch’s Hat”, “Contractors Yard Glass”, call them what you will, but these items of traffic control equipment have proliferated to an astounding degree over the last decade. Prior to their arrival, traffic control was accomplished by a much simpler means – recycled 44 gallon oil drums, sometimes filled with water, with the occasional…