Contractors will be working for months to repair flood damage

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Thousands of workers in civil construction and general contracting were working outside in the worst of the extreme weather last week but their hard work has only just begun. Civil Contractors New Zealand chief executive Peter Silcock, whose organisation represents 600 members in civil construction and general contracting businesses, said contractors were out throughout this weekend and last week, helping …

30,000 new construction workers needed by 2019

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New Zealand’s construction industry will need another 30,000 workers over the next three years and industry body Civil Contractors New Zealand says its members are increasingly investing in skills training now to avoid a future labour shortage. The latest MBIE employment growth forecast figures show that the construction industry will make up about 20 percent of the country’s 148,000 new …

2017 – The Year of Building Infrastructure Resilience

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There are many lessons to be learned from the Kaikoura earthquakes but the main one is the need for the public and private sectors to work together to build greater resilience into New Zealand’s infrastructure network. We all felt compassion for the people in the Kaikoura district who were cut off by road and rail and left to fend for …

Christchurch City Council Delays

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Poor planning by council not lack of available contractors create delays. It is poor planning by the Christchurch City Council not a lack of available contractors that has delayed construction work in Christchurch says Civil Contractors New Zealand CEO Peter Silcock in response to the Councils claim that “many delays were because of a lack of available contractors.” We have …