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Taggart: Embracing Leica Semi-Auto Machine Control

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Leica Semi-Auto Machine Control
Contractor profile: Taggart On the outskirts of Christchurch, the earthworks for the Ravenswood subdivision stage 3 are underway. Taggart are the main contractor, tasked with transforming this section of the project into a subdivision for 200 family homes. WATCH: Onsite with Taggart and their Semi-Auto Excavator We arrive onsite on… Read More

WG de Gruchy Construction: Where Traditional Meets Digital Building Methods

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WG de Gruchy Construction
We meet Willie de Gruchy onsite in Auckland’s prestigious Remuera, his current project is still in the early stages of the build, the earthworks are almost done and the internal lap pool has just taken shape. The site is tidy, everything has a place and multi-coloured string lines mark out… Read More

Troydon Contractors: The changing face of construction

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Troydon Contractors
Contractor profile: Troydon Contractors Jumping into the cab of their 5.5ton Hitachi ZAXIS 55U that was recently fitted with a new engcon tiltrotator, Blair Abernethy from Troydon Contractors was all smiles. “Let’s put the new kit to work!” he said as he got stuck into the final trim of Kowhai… Read More

Why we chose the eBee X Survey Drone [Interview]

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eBee X Survey Drone
We sat down with Jordan Whyte, Senior Mine Surveyor at Oceana Gold, to find out how their Surveyors are using drone technology and why they chose the eBee X Survey Drone. GS: Can you give us an overview of the Macraes Operation? Jordan: The Macraes Gold Mine site in New… Read More

Standing Out | A JCB Hydradig & engcon Tiltrotator Powerful Combination

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engcon Tiltrotator
We caught up with Ian Holmes from IH Earthworks to check out the shiny new addition to his fleet—a wheeled 11-tonne JCB Hydradig with the addition of an engcon tiltrotator Ian told us he chose this set up after a lot of research. He had quite a range of machinery… Read More

Central Interceptor Project | Inspecting Surfaces with the New Leica MS60

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Leica MS60
The Watercare Central Interceptor Project in Auckland has reached an exciting stage as the team prepare for the arrival of Hiwa-i-te-Rangi their giant new Tunnel Boring Machine [TBM] which is currently being built in Germany. The main contractor Ghella Abergeldie Joint Venture are building the Central Interceptor over six years… Read More

Digitally Preserving NZ’s Maritime History with the Leica RTC360

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Digitally Preserving NZ's Maritime History
When you are involved in laser scanning you see the world differently. We get excited about unusual and interesting structures and often think “That would be amazing to scan!”. Few structures are more complex or intricate than maritime vessels, so when Lennon Bedford & Richard Harrison from our Christchurch team… Read More

Vitruvius utilise Leica Laser Scanning Technology for Northland’s Rail Upgrade

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Leica Laser Scanning
Upgrading Northland’s Rail Network The first section of track on the historic North Auckland Line (NAL) was opened in 1868 and the line was finally completed in full in 1925. NAL begins at Westfield in Auckland and runs for over 280km before terminating at Otiria in Northland. With many NAL… Read More

Mexteds Deliver Surface Perfection at Basin Reserve

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The iconic Wellington Basin Reserve is well known as the home of New Zealand Cricket and admired for its rich history and superior playing conditions. Dating back to 1840 this historic venue has hosted many world-class events including the recent Black Caps test match victory against India. Keeping the ground… Read More

Woods Survey Team | Overcoming Construction Project Challenges

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Woods Survey Team
Woods have been busy flexing their construction surveying muscles on the new Quest apartments in Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore. Bufton Construction are the main contractor tasked with building this new 5-story multi-use structure, comprised of 26 basement car parks, commercial tenancies on the ground floor, 51 hotel rooms and… Read More