Demolition underway

Demolition of 61 Molesworth Street in Wellington has started. A week after the building suffered considerable damage in a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the building demolition has commenced. Here’s a clip of the demolition underway: If you are interested in regular product news and views you might consider subscribing to our regular e-newsletter.

EROAD staff appointment

Auckland technology, tolling and services provider EROAD has brought on board a global expert in workplace safety to advance its mission to help customers reduce their transportation risk, thereby achieving fewer vehicle accidents, deaths and injuries. Chris Evans has 21 years’ senior management experience leading company strategy in health, safety and the environment (HSE) and…

Papatea Fault clip

Following on from the Kekerengu Fault footage, we are sharing another drone clip. This one is footage filmed at Waipapa Bay, where the Papatea Fault scarp has lifted rocks as much as 6 metres out of the sea. During the quake sequence these rocks would have been travelling at 11,000 km/h, scientists have subsequently calculated.…

Sumner road project starts

Sumner Road from Evans Pass to Lyttelton has been closed since the February 2011 Earthquake, but repair work started in September to mitigate the geohazard risks around Crater Rim Bluffs at the top of road. AS the first stage towards re-opening the vital link, work is being undertaken by McConnell Dowell, partnering with Beca, Doug…

M2PP Photo slideshow from Nga Manu bridge

Photographer Mark Coote has been busy up on Kapiti Coast, capturing progress on the 18 kilometre McKays to PekaPeka expressway project. In the attached slideshow Mark showcases work going on in the Northern construction zone ,at Nga Manu bridge and the surrounding area. These pictures are copyrighted to MarkCoote.com. If you are interested in receiving…

New satellite image basemap

French Airbus Defence and Space launched One Atlas, a new satellite image basemap that covers the earth’s landmasses with professional grade imagery. Available online, 24/7 and refreshed within a 12-month period, One Atlas is said to provide civil engineers with easy access to cost-effective, high-quality and homogeneous imagery for infrastructure planning. The service is said…

Drone footage of Kekerengu Fault line rupture

Footage of the Kekerengu fault line rupture has been filmed from a drone. The faultline, which has an estimated movement of 2o metres every 1000 years, shifted 10 vertical metres in the quake. The surface rupture itself measures 30 kilometres. If you would like to receive regular updates on products and services then do subscribe…

New Doosan DX140LCR wins praise

  The Doosan DX140LCR crawler excavator is said to deliver exceptional performance for an excavator in the 12-14 tonne range. Distributed by AB Equipment, this particular Doosan model has become very popular among contractors for cost effectiveness and comfort. One of those to sing its praises is the owner of West Auckland based Central Siteworks,…

Adrenalin Forest Launches CLiC-iT PRO 60

 Adrenalin Forest, the New Zealand agent for CLiC-iT[1] has launched the CLiC-iT PRO 60 product in this country. CLiC-iT PRO 60. This is a revolutionary personal fall arrest system specifically designed for industrial applications. Two years ago, Adrenalin Forest adopted the innovative French safety system, the CLiC-iT 21 product across his three adventure parks in…