Is ‘Not in my front yard’ the new NIMBY? Experiences and learnings from electricity asset installation and replacement in transport corridors. Adam Du Fall, Powerco

  How do we manage assets that everyone needs, but few want? Juggling an (at times) congested transport corridor with the needs and wants of a community can be difficult. The Utility Operator’s Access to Transport Corridors Code of Practice sets out the framework for accessing, installing and maintaining infrastructure in transport corridors, but how […]

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Third party damage (TPD) of utility assets in Transport Corridors – Near misses vs actual and how do we identify repeat offenders? Rene DÁth, Plant and Platform Consultants Limited

  Third party damage of utility assets is, “not can be”, a major cost to asset owners across all utility sectors. Not to mention the safety risks these damages impose. And these costs can be much higher than the pure cost of rectifying the damage. Post incident actions including awareness or education presentations, technical training, […]

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Havelock North Trunk Water Main – Maximising collaboration to minimise disruption. James Hopgood and Shaun Penprase, Stantec

A new DN500 trunk main was constructed by Hastings District Council in 2018. This was part of an overarching strategy to enable the decommissioning of the Brookvale bore field, and replace this with an alternative supply from Hastings. The trunk main was to also improve resilience for operations and maintenance as there was only 1 […]

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The voice of the contractor. Kerry Hunter, Isaac Construction Limited

  Balancing the needs of our Clients, Engineering, Working within and around other utility owners assets, Compliance, Safety, Quality, Team recruitment-development-retention in the dynamic contracting environment, Continuous Work Flow, oh and getting on with the job! A reflective view of the factors facing the Contractor and the issues within the wider industry and looking for […]

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