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  • 19 Dec 2014 - 11:16am
    AFTER HOURS  Any concerns about activity on SCIRT sites over the Christmas/ New Year period, phone the company named on site posters: City Care 0800 632 889; Downer 0800 400 310; Fletcher Construction 0800 444 919;  Fulton Hogan 0800 277 3434; McConnell Dowell 0508 718 719; or the Christchurch City Council Call Centre 941 8999.   Dyers Pass Road, Cashmere, reopened for the Christmas break  from the Colombo St roundabout. SCIRT's Fulton Hogan crew will be back in the New Year to complete the road surfacing.
  • 18 Dec 2014 - 10:14am
    We couldn’t let SCIRT’s departing general manager, Duncan Gibb, out the door and back across the ditch without one last television interview! And who better to do it than Emma Cropper from Christchurch’s very own local television station, CTV.    Duncan has been interviewed several times by CTV during his three years at SCIRT, giving updates and information about various SCIRT projects on the go.
  • 17 Dec 2014 - 10:55am
      Thank you for subscribing to SCIRT's Central City e-newsletter. We aim to publish regularly. We are always keen to receive your feedback so if you have any comments, please send them to us at info@scirt.co.nz Twitter comment is @SCIRT_info #chchtraffic #chchcity
  • 16 Dec 2014 - 1:25pm
    There is lots of work happening around the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/ Ihutai and past the Ferrymead bridge on Mt Pleasant and around Main Road to Sumner.  Some projects, like the Mt Pleasant Road retaining wall, will be winding up in the New Year, others, like the big package of pipes needing to be repaired in Sumner will take several months.
  • 15 Dec 2014 - 5:50pm
    “First in, first out” is probably how some of the Fletcher subcontractors are feeling in the lead-in to Christmas.  A handful of very visible, northern CBD packages - wastewater, fresh water and storm water repairs plus roading - are coming to an end.
  • 15 Dec 2014 - 4:58pm
    It’s been a big year in the Central City but SCIRT is now 81% of the way through its Central City work and 59% of the way through its entire programme of work. SCIRT had up to 45 crews working on different sites within the four avenues when work reached its peak in May, June and July this year. There is still a wee way to go. Over the summer you may notice more road repairs as the ‘sealing season’ kicks off and there is still a fair amount of work to do on some bridges.
  • 12 Dec 2014 - 3:14pm
    Most SCIRT work sites will be active until 19 December and re-open from 5 January.   AFTER HOURS  Any concerns about activity on SCIRT sites over the Christmas/ New Year period, phone the company named on site posters: City Care 0800 632 889; Downer 0800 400 310; Fletcher Construction 0800 444 919;  Fulton Hogan 0800 277 3434; McConnell Dowell 0508 718 719; or the Christchurch City Council Call Centre 941 8999.   To get a good idea of roads temporarily one-way or restricted in the cent
  • 10 Dec 2014 - 11:52am
    Thank you for subscribing to SCIRT's e-newsletter. We aim to publish regularly. We are always keen to receive your feedback so if you have any comments, please send them to us at info@scirt.co.nz Twitter comment is @SCIRT_info To unsubscribe, go to the bottom of this page.
  • 9 Dec 2014 - 5:23pm
    Surveyors are not the noisiest or most opinionated members of the SCIRT infrastructure family.
  • 9 Dec 2014 - 3:11pm
    SCIRT, the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team, a collaborative alliance of central and local government and civil engineering companies set up to rebuild Christchurch’s damaged horizontal infrastructure after the February 2011 earthquake, says goodbye to its founding general manager Duncan Gibb this month and welcomes Ian Campbell to the role.   Gibb, who moved to New Zealand with his Kiwi wife Ruth from Australia, has been with SCIRT since its inception in May 2011.
  • 8 Dec 2014 - 5:46pm
    Dismantling a bridge arch which is adorned with World War I symbols – like rosemary (the herb) and lions (on its flanks) turns out to be a great learning opportunity for school children. Inner city school St Michael’s sent a handful of pupils to the Bridge of Remembrance and its Triumphal Arch this week to learn more about the rebuild from Downer site supervisor Trevor Watling.   The bridge now has a Kids Zone for children and any one curious about its many parts.
  • 5 Dec 2014 - 4:48pm
    To get a good idea of roads temporarily one-way or restricted in the central city: • CBD map for this week.
  • 5 Dec 2014 - 12:12pm
    Residents living on Bridle Path, Dudley Road and Harmans Road in Lyttelton no longer have to take the long way home. Bridle Path reopened at the intersection of Cunningham Terrace and Ticehurst Road late last month.    The intersection was closed for eight months while SCIRT’s City Care team carried out repair work on an earthquake damaged retaining wall behind the Orion substation on Simeon Quay below.
  • 3 Dec 2014 - 2:35pm
    Only in Christchurch. The Stand Tall giraffe installations (99 of them) which are dotting the city and Lyttelton have run into bother in two places.    One in a leafy park in St Albans (Malvern Park on Innes Road/ Roosevelt Ave) and the other in Addington at the Hazeldean Business Park.    In Addington, a person unintentionally drove into the sculpture.
  • 28 Nov 2014 - 5:30pm
    To get a good idea of roads temporarily one-way or restricted in the central city: • CBD map for this week. 
  • 28 Nov 2014 - 4:11pm
    Last weekend was a busy one for SCIRT’s City Care team. They had three days and three nights to reconstruct the road and carry out some storm water repair work at a major intersection on Ferry Road.    The intersection of Ferry Road, Moorhouse Ave and Wilsons Road, which has around 20,000 vehicles passing through it a day, closed on Friday 21 November so the work could be done over the weekend to minimise the impact on traffic.
  • 27 Nov 2014 - 2:02pm
    Armadillo, a sub-contractor of SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell, has been treated to baking almost every week since they started repairing the earthquake-damaged wastewater system in Shirley in July. The children and teachers of the Kidsfirst Kindergarten, Macfarlane Park, created beautifully iced (and yummy tasting) muffins, cakes and biscuits while the crew was working on Acheson Ave.    The kindergarten wanted to teach the children about giving back to the community and in turn, it made them feel like they were a part of the rebuild of their city.
  • 26 Nov 2014 - 4:03pm
    Digging up a road is business as usual nowadays in Christchurch, but replacing pipe underneath a railway line is still a special occasion and requires fairly precise planning. After all, those trains have to run on time and on schedule. SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan crew working on the Addington wastewater repair job had to finish their work with a dig off Detroit Place.
  • 26 Nov 2014 - 3:45pm
    If you’re taking part in the Press Summer Starter fun run this Sunday, 30 November – take the opportunity to have a good look at the work site beside the South New Brighton bridge.
  • 26 Nov 2014 - 1:54pm
    Thank you for subscribing to SCIRT's e-newsletter. We aim to publish regularly. We are always keen to receive your feedback so if you have any comments, please send them to us at info@scirt.co.nz Twitter comment is @SCIRT_info To unsubscribe, go to the bottom of this page.
  • 25 Nov 2014 - 2:11pm
    The sun was shining, the high-vis shirts and vests were aglow for the recent combined launch of NZ Safety’s range of traffic code-compliant women’s shirts and safety vests and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs’ employers’ handbook. Christchurch’s Re:START Mall was the venue.   The handbook is designed to encourage employers to consider women for construction and trades jobs and improve the gender balance in the construction workplace.
  • 24 Nov 2014 - 4:35pm
    SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell crews on Riccarton’s Kahu Road bridge have been using their ingenuity to overcome a number of unforeseen issues.    Back in 2007, a 150mm water main pipe was laid within the bridge deck. This has caused many issues for the crews repairing the earthquake-damaged bridge in the past few weeks. Repairs to a large crack that ran the length of the bridge required an injection of grout and pins placed like a cross over the area to re-strengthen it.
  • 24 Nov 2014 - 3:42pm
    One of the interesting things about much of SCIRT’s work is its sometimes highly disruptive nature, followed by - nek minit - a fairly speedy – where did they go? The pipe is in the ground, the road is sealed or patched, traffic patterns go back to normal and most people forget what all the fuss was about.   This would have been the case also in Beckenham where SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team has been digging trenches and replacing and repairing wastewater pipes for several months.
  • 21 Nov 2014 - 4:54pm
    To get a good idea of roads temporarily one-way or restricted in the central city: • CBD map for this week. 
  • 20 Nov 2014 - 12:20pm
    Move over John Campbell – there’s some new journalists in town! Hard-hitting news presenters Jono and Eddy, along with reporters Hattie and Jackson have been investigating what’s behind the orange and white road cones that have invaded Christchurch.    Hi-Viz is a five part series about the Canterbury rebuild, which can be viewed on the Future Christchurch website. It explains what happened, what’s going on right now and what the future has in store. It’s made for kids, by kids - but if you’re an adult, it’s also well worth a watch!