October 2009

October_100.jpgDynamic duo

In the current economic climate it's great to come across a contracting firm that is standing its ground.

Tahuna_s.jpgMacdow's Tahuna triumph

McConnell Dowell constructs an ocean outfall in an often hostile environment and posts a four-from-four record in the Contractors’ Federation construction awards.

Goldsmiths_s.jpgSlip sliding away

After failing during heavy rain in July last year, a notoriously unstable stretch of State Highway 35 north of Gisborne has finally received a solid solution.

Jacob_s.jpgStraighten up and drive right

That’s been Peter Jacob’s lifelong creed – and twice in two years his heavy-haulage colleagues nationwide have honoured him for it. 

Roading_s.jpgExcellent roading

The winning projects from the 2009 Roading Excellence Awards, selected from a pool of 26 entries.


Getting the tender right

Some important points a contractor should consider when preparing a tender.

Robertson_Stuart.jpgConstruction Contracts Act update at Paihia

If ever there was the time for renewed focus in the use of the Construction Contracts Act it is now.

Wills_John.jpgRecognising the link between training and productivity

Many companies have already recognised the link between training and productivity, and have made significant ongoing commitments to upskilling their workforce.

72_51_s.jpgThe Terex 72-51

Developed from the successful Euclid L-30 and 72-40, the Terex 72-51 was introduced in 1966 (originally as the Euclid 72-51).