Christchurch’s Justice and Emergency Services Precinct

The construction of Christchurch’s Justice and Emergency Services Precinct is a particularly fitting topic for this blog, as it combines both the law and the erection of buildings. This post-quake project is aiming to consolidate all of Christchurch’s justice and emergency services in a single purpose-built precinct in the City’s centre. This $300 million project…

City Rail Link – one year on

One year ago construction began on New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project based in the heart of the Auckland CBD, the City Rail Link (‘CRL’). Project Manager Chris Meale highlights the positive approach taken by contractor teams working on the CRL to liaise with businesses and other parties affected by the works in the CBD. The…

Waikato Freight Hub under construction

Ports of Auckland announced this week the beginning of construction for the Waikato Freight Hub (‘WFH’). The WFH will be built on 33 hectares of land, 8 kilometers north of Hamilton at the Northgate Business Park, Horotiu. Fulton Hogan has been awarded the earth works contract to undertake the task of levelling the site. The…

Growing tensions in the construction industry

New Zealand is experiencing increased pressure in its infrastructure sector. The recent earthquakes experienced on 14th November further hit home the fragility of this industry. It has been said that the nation’s economy has largely escaped any short-term consequence from the recent tremors, but there appears to be a growing unease among economic commentators that…