Viaduct Renovation wins global award

The Makatote rail viaduct renovation project (featured in Contractor March 2017 issue ) took out the Award For Structural Heritage at the Institution of Structural Engineers’ 2017 Structural Awards, held in London last month. The winners were chosen from a shortlist of 45 pioneering global projects that showcase the ingenuity and expertise of the engineers behind…

Entering The Construction Zone-highlights from Big Boys Toys 2017

The annual Big Boys Toys Event draw thousands of visitors to Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds this weekend (November 10th-12th). CCNZ’s Auckland Branch set up an external area it promoted as “The Construction Zone”, where, amidst a range of activities, its annual Excavator Operator Competition was conducted. Not only where the professionals on show, but the amateurs…

New Terex flat top tower

The new 20-tonne Terex CTT 472-20 flat top tower crane expands maximum jib length to 80 metres and increases load charts over previous models offering the same lift capacity on the whole jib length, with a maximum load at the full length of the jib tip of four tonnes. Offering a 470 ton-meter load moment,…