Canterbury innovators showcased to the world

The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) has featured in a new publication celebrating the innovative solutions that have been created in Canterbury in response to the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.

“Showcasing Canterbury’s Collaborative Innovation”, produced by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, reveals that out of huge challenges flowing from the Canterbury earthquakes new business models, innovative systems and collaborative initiatives have emerged which the rest of the world may learn from and use.

SCIRT is one such innovation – a commercial alliance of eight organisations combining collaboration and competition to deliver a $2.2 billion, five-year programme of horizontal infrastructure repairs and rebuilding for the people of Christchurch.

SCIRT’s programme of works, the biggest civil engineering undertaking in New Zealand’s history, is now 89% completed with more than 530 kilometres of wastewater, 140 bridges and culverts, 140 retaining walls and more than 1.38 million square metres of roads repaired and rebuilt.



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