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Session 5 sponsored by Winstone Aggregates

Track 1
Track 2
Friday, August 11, 2023
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Conference rooms 3 & 4
Sponsored By:


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Bruce Hopkins
Master of Ceremonies

Welcome and housekeeping

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM


Bruce grew up the son of a commercial cray fisherman and so did many seasons over the years as a deckhand. He graduated from Otago University, School of Physical Education, but discovered the world of the performing arts & spent 8 years as a professional contemporary dancer in Australia & NZ including dancing with the NZ Ballet (pre their ‘Royal’ tag) & Limbs Dance Co. Bruce has been a professional actor for close to 35 years, won a couple of awards, played the title role of MacBeth on stage and almost single handedly won the battle for middle earth as Gamling, commander of the armies of Rohan, in two of the Lord of the Rings film trilogies. He has been an MC for over 20 years, founded the unique Temp HR agency Action Actors, has 3 adult progeny and 3 wicked mokopuna. If you need any more info, as Mae West said, “come & see me sometime”. He’s thrilled to be back for the CETANZ conference as your MC.
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Stacey Walker
Laboratory Manager
Fulton Hogan

Journey from shipping containers to functional lab

8:40 AM - 9:05 AM

Final presentation

Presentation overview


Stacey is the Fulton Hogan Waikato laboratory Manager and has been working in the industry with Fulton Hogan for 9 years
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Mr Gerhard van Blerk
Principal Technical Advisor (Pavement)
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Materials strength characteristics using multiple test criteria

9:05 AM - 9:30 AM

Presentation overview


Gerhard holds a BEng Civil (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa), MEng Transportation (Texas A&M) and is currently working on his PhD at Auckland University. Started work in 1991 with civil engineering consultancies in South Africa and worked for NZTA since moving to New Zealand in 1998. Fulfilled the main disciplines as a technical expert, pavement construction and materials, field research and development of new construction techniques and materials, pavement design and analysis, project management, transportation engineering, asset management, financial management, pavement management systems, performance based pavement maintenance contracting and data analysis.