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 …

Forecast shows national infrastructure pipeline needs work

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Kiwi civil contractors warn that while a recent construction forecast looks to steady the ship, the current course risks an underwhelming response to major challenges and losing talent to a booming overseas infrastructure markets. The National Construction Pipeline Report 2018 forecasts future building and construction activity across New Zealand, covering a six-year period to 2023. Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) …

Minister to introduce EPIC infrastructure careers campaign

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More gamers, trampers and sportspeople may soon be building and maintaining New Zealand’s vital water, roading and energy networks, thanks to a careers promotion platform designed to inspire career seekers and bring diversity to the infrastructure workforce. EPIC Careers in Infrastructure will be officially launched at the Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) Conference in Hamilton on 2 August with an …

Policy may down tools for contractors

Civil contractors warn of construction gap in Government transport policy

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New Zealand’s civil contractors have welcomed a record level of investment in transport, but expressed concern at a medium-term construction gap in the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport which risks losing Kiwi civil construction capability and capacity to overseas markets. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said the potential $2 billion gap would occur between 2019-2022 as …