Government shows leadership on industry skills development

Peter Silcock, Chief Executive, Civil Contractors New Zealand I attended a Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment workshop yesterday to provide contractor input into the draft strategy on Government Procurement, and the Ministry’s draft Construction Skills Action Plan. It was great to see procurement at the centre of this new Government plan – and it…

New underground information service in Taranaki

 A new Taranaki firm, Utility Scan, specialises in state-of-the-art underground services in the region. “Strikes on underground services like electricity, gas, water or sewerage are surprisingly common,” says Utility Scan operations manager Ben Giles. Utility Scan supplies detailed information of underground assets by using cutting-edge technology and internationally recognised training and industry experience. Giles says…

Investing in Sumitomo

Auckland based earthmoving company The Digger Collective has recently purchased its second Sumitomo SH235X-6 from New Zealand distributor, AB Equipment. However, there was something very special about this one. It was wanted in a hurry! “We put it out to tender but on the condition that it was very time critical, the excavator needed to…

Spreading the word to build our future

Peter Silcock, Chief Executive, Civil Contractors New Zealand Over the past few months, Civil Contractors New Zealand has been working to develop new tools to represent and assist the industry. These efforts have resulted in the release of our new website at www.civilcontractors.co.nz, and the release to members of the EPIC Careers in Infrastructure toolkit.…

End of tunnel for London’s Crossrail

New images released by London’s new Crossrail underground highlight construction progress across the route to deliver the city’s newest railway, the Elizabeth line. Construction of the Elizabeth line has entered its final stages with fit-out of the new Elizabeth line stations and tunnels advanced with intensive work underway. From the summer, Crossrail will begin handing…