CCNZ farewells Life Member June Margan

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Civil Contractors New Zealand Life Member June Margan passed away on 25 October at age 94. CCNZ Chief Executive Peter Silcock said Ms Margan had made a “massive contribution” to CCNZ’s predecessor the Contractors Federation throughout her lifetime. “June contributed a great deal of time and energy to improve conditions for contractors over several decades. Her effort and initiative helped …

Contractors look to technology to overcome workforce woes

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New information released from NZ’s civil construction industry shows civil contractors are increasingly looking to adopt new technologies, with 77 per cent looking to technology to help them increase labour productivity. But workforce issues continue to hinder the success of the sector, with 63 per cent of contractors saying their needs for staff will increase and 80 per cent naming …

CCNZ farewells Past President Jim Hardie

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Civil Contractors New Zealand farewells Jim Hardie, who passed away on 12 September 2018. Mr Hardie acted as President of the Contractors’ Federation from 1986-1988. He was based in Northland, and prior to becoming President, he was the first Branch Secretary for the Contractors’ Federation’s Northland Branch, going on to become Branch Chair. Mr Hardie was best known amongst contractors …

Land Transport Programme on the road to change

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Civil Contractors New Zealand says the release of the New Zealand Transport Agency’s 2018-21 National Land Transport Programme on 31 August has confirmed what has been known for some time – the Government intends to increase its investment in infrastructure, and is committed to a large-scale shift in priorities. The National Land Transport Programme is a three-yearly investment programme providing investment …

Civil Contractors welcomes new infrastructure entity

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Civil Contractors New Zealand welcomed today’s announcement from Minister for Infrastructure Hon. Shane Jones that a new independent infrastructure entity would be established to improve government oversight into the infrastructure and civil construction industry. CCNZ Chief Executive Peter Silcock said a new entity to provide oversight could potentially be of huge benefit, helping to resolve recent uncertainty over coming workflow following …

CCNZ’s top 10 highlights from Smarter Together

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Smarter Together 2018 ran from 1-4 August at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton. This joint Civil Contractors New Zealand and Association of Consulting Engineers of New Zealand conference had many highlights, but we have put together a top 10 list of CCNZ staff members’ favourite conference moments for you. Number one: A celebration of the industry Seeing our people and …

CCNZ President and Executive Council welcomed

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Civil Contractors New Zealand welcomed new President Tim Ford on the big stage following his election at the Annual General Meeting. Tim Ford takes over from Brian Warren, who stays on the Executive Council as Past President, while Tony Pike takes the role of Vice President. Bailey Gair was re-elected to the Executive Council following the completion of her previous two-year …

Awards for emerging leaders, stars in training

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A Christchurch construction manager responsible for two company divisions, an Auckland roading foreman heading multiple teams at 23, and contractors from the Bay of Plenty, Canterbury and the Waikato received leadership and development awards today at the Z People Awards and Connexis Training Development Awards, held at the Civil Contractors New Zealand Conference in Hamilton. Christchurch’s Isaac Construction featured heavily …

Water treatment plant takes contractors’ top award

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A major upgrade to Auckland’s main water treatment plant in Mangere took top honours at the Civil Contractors New Zealand’s (CCNZ) national awards in Hamilton last night. Other awards went to projects across the country ranging from the Chatham Islands to the banks of the Waikato River. The winner of the coveted CCNZ Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards ‘Projects with a …

Focus on lowest cost undermining major infrastructure projects

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The construction industry is under strain to build a record amount of infrastructure on thin margins, but issues in the procurement phase could destabilise the construction industry and set these large-scale projects up to fail. Results from the 2018 Construction Industry Survey, a joint research project commissioned by Teletrac Navman and Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) and conducted by Colmar …