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 Post subject: Been busy.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:43 am 
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Hi all.

Apologies for not having been too active recently and not having been able to post many photos.

My work has been pretty full on with a major project here in NZ regarding the Milford Road, the only lifeline link to Milford sound. The number 1 tourist destination of NZ.

Anyway...the project is now closing out, a great success story which I project managed. The road has re-opened with zero safety infringements and our contractor on the project put a few film clips of the works together and made a doco of their works. I feature in a few parts and yes it's a bit like a tourism NZ advert but may give you an insight in to what being a geotechnical engineer in NZ can be like.

This is a bit of an insight in to what I do.

I think it's pretty well done. A little boring in the middle bit but sit back, enjoy the scenery and the boom!

The unstable rock mass is at 1500m around 800m above the Milford road. Have a think about how many health and safety hurdles we had to jump....

Hope you like it.

Enjoy.

Rob

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJesHcLVOP8

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 Post subject: Re: Been busy.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:38 am 
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Quite the scenery indeed Rob, no office will give you views like that! Enjoyed seeing the boom to, of course, thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Been busy.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:29 pm 
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Nice video. Er.......which one was you? :wink:

Thinking about how bonkers mad safety has gone where I work, I wouldn't/couldn't even contemplate what was needed for that job :shock:

Oh yeh, stunning views and fantastic scenery etc. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Been busy.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:58 pm 
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Crikey, good stuff.

Sure beats 99% of folk's more mundane occupations!
(I bet you don't have a shortage of job applicants either, eh)

btw, that probably wouldn't even be considered in the UK........they'd just put up a 2 mile exclusion zone around the base, PERMANENTLY! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Been busy.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:52 am 
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Hey all

I used to do this work in the uk. Just on a slightly smaller scale.

It's not all nice work, I just spent all weekend in freezing temps clearing a major rockfall near Queenstown.

Here is the link.http://www.3news.co.nz/Travellers-stranded-after-rockfall-outside-Queenstown/tabid/309/articleID/304074/Default.aspx

And we always have a shortage of people to do this work... It's quite demanding and you do have to react and make some high pressure decisions. Spend a lot of time in helicopters, not always in good weather! Imagine riding the Big Dipper in a snow storm and you get the idea, plus hovering around mountains in heavy cloud is quite unnerving...

I love my job :D

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