August 2009

August_100.jpgTaking safety seriously

Safety at home or work is something you can’t put a price on. This is why health and safety in the workplace has long been a priority for Hirepool.

Tattersfield_s.jpgThe saga of a southern man

Trevor Tattersfield’s long career has been a roller-coaster ride few other contractors have experienced. 

SH36_s.jpgThey do it with mirrors

History and topography collide in a tricky upgrade of State Highway 36 in the Bay of Plenty.

Whanga_s.jpgGetting down to the nitty gritty

Keeping sediment out of the sea was a vital aspect of a double award-winning marina project.

Waikato_s.jpgTight fit

A tricky job placing a silo in a narrow alley was the winner from a record seven entries in the 2009 Crane Project of the Year awards.

Abernethy_square.jpgGetting the contract right

It is time the industry practiced what it preaches. It is time we stopped promoting one form of contract as being better than another and it is time we worked collaboratively within the industry.

Charlotte_Holmes.jpgJudicial review and the Construction Contracts Act

Parties will invariably find ways to avoid paying their debts under the Construction Contracts Act.  One tactic we’re seeing parties employ more frequently to frustrate prompt payment is the use of judicial review procedures in the High Court.

HD19_s.jpgThe Allis-Chalmers HD-19

Allis-Chalmers was the first heavy machinery builder to enter the big track-type tractor development race immediately following World War II.