SoCal Earthmovers footage

SoCal Earthmovers sets the bar for footage of machinery working on huge projects in Southern California. This clip is a recent example of Socal’s skill. Pretty impressive watching these machines move in and out of shot. There are over 100 machines working on this project, with Caterpillar 651B and 657E/657 scrapers to the fore. Cecil…

Flood Damage on SH6

SH6 on the West Coast was closed last Thursday- Feb 21st, after a sudden downpour sent tons of debri cascading down a creek bed and across a 500 metre stretch of road. Local contracting crews spent two full days clearing up almost 40,000 cubic metres of mud, trees and gravel. This video clip was taken…

Puhoi to Warkworth earthworks album

NX2, the JV working on Ara Tuhono: Puhoi to Warkworth expressway, has been recording progress during the second earthworks season. Thanks for letting us share these pictures. After enabling works and bulk earthworks started in 2017 the viaducts and large structures have now commenced construction. For more information on the project visit the NX2 website.

Building a skilled industry

By Peter Silcock, Chief Executive, Civil Contractors New Zealand Historically there has been little formal recognition of the skills and competencies a whole range of people in our industry have. This is an issue we set out to tackle when CCNZ introduced the Civil Trades certification system in 2015. We’re at the starting point for…

Volvo Excavator Video

Volvo has a new promotional video starring Swedish star Dolph Lundgren as a tough drill instructor getting fresh with some new recruits. “Rise and shine maggots, I’m here to pump you up!’ screams Lundgren, doing his best General Patton impersonation. Lundgren puts the maggots through their paces- with a great soundtrack. Worth a watch- Lundgren’s…

LiDAR monitoring for health and safety

by Carlos Gonzales, general manager of 3D Laser Mapping The 2016 year saw the most significant reforms of New Zealand’s health and safety systems for 20 years, with the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 responding to reports that the country’s health and safety system was failing. This Act led to a great…