The purpose of this project was to provide a world-class public art gallery that values it’s architectural heritage and it’s unique site. This project was charged with restoring the existing Heritage building of the original gallery, and reinventing the way the gallery orientates itself to the surrounding landscape.
Works included significant seismic strengthening, and increasing exhibition and display space by more than fifty percent in order to create an iconic, contemporary public building.
Intensive survey works were provided in order to deliver design and construction set-out services. These enabled both heritage refurbishment and new construction works to interface in accordance with architectural requirements.
CLIENT: Hawkins Construction Ltd, Auckland Council.
Spark Arena (formerly Vector) is a much-loved, multi-purpose venue located in the heart of downtown Auckland, with the capacity to seat 12,000 people. The project was fast-tracked and involved survey support on a fulltime basis to assist the phases of excavation, foundation piling, installation of foundation works, and main structural steel elements, including engineering flex of main roof trusses, and set-out of structural geometry.
Sylvia Park is a retail and leisure precinct covering 22 hectares in Auckland. At the time of its construction, Sylvia Park was largely regarded as the biggest building project in New Zealand. The site, equal to 34 rugby fields in size, was the location of a former World War II American Army base.
The $36 million enabling works package was fast-tracked to facilitate early advancement of the building works. Due to the high level of building specific design, the management of the entire process needed to be carefully monitored to meet the opening dates, including design, procurement, consent, and manufacture of all components.
Survey teams worked with consultants and Multiplex Constructions to provide pre-construction design and enabling contract works support, followed by fulltime involvement in establishing set-out of all structures and tenant lease areas.
This project involved the complex staging of works so that the remaining portions of Waikato Hospital remained fully operational throughout the project. The purpose of the project was to provide expanded facilities for outpatients, theatres, ICU, HDU, and Health Support Services.
Survey teams were involved throughout the project in providing pre-construction, design and interface dimension checking services, and on-going progressive construction survey set-out works.
LAKE KARAPIRO INTERNATIONAL ROWING COURSE (2005 – 2017)
Lake Karapiro is an 8 square kilometre lake formed in 1947 after the completion of a hydroelectric dam on the Waikato River, upstream from Cambridge. Since then, it has been developed into the premiere rowing venue in a country where there are few straight courses available.
Following on from the 1978 World Championships, the 2010 event was awarded to Lake Karapiro. The 2000m course was upgraded and resurveyed to comply with FISA (World Rowing Federation) standard course specifications. Permanent infrastructure and building facilities, as well as temporary event structures, were developed during the period commencing 2005. On-going works are being undertaken to the present day.
CLIENT: Waipa District Council, Rowing New Zealand, Karapiro Rowing Inc, Hawkins Construction Ltd.
The mill was constructed in 1968 and began producing steel products in 1969. Currently the mill produces 650 000 tonnes of steel a year which is either domesticity used or exported. Over 90% of New Zealand’s steel requirements are produced at Glenbrook.
Survey teams were provided to this project for the Stage 1 and Stage 2 expansion commencing in 1984, and continue to provide services for upgrade works to the present day.
Developed in 1999 by Krukziener Properties, the Metropolis is a 40-storey residential hotel skyscraper in the heart of Auckland CBD.
The prestigious skyscraper is considered to be one of Auckland’s most exclusive apartment buildings, and retains the façade of the Old Magistrate Courthouse as the main entrance, which dates back to 1908.
Surveying input included full-time construction set-out services to provide vertical, horizontal and structural alignment.
The ANZ Centre is an office skyscraper in Auckland, located in the heart of the city on Albert Street.
The tower stands at 143 metres in height and has 35 levels of office space.
Architects Hassell Pty Limited designed the tower, and construction began in 1989, to be completed in 1991. Formerly known as the Coopers & Lybrand Tower, and before that the Robert Jones Tower, it was the tallest building in New Zealand until 1999. Today, it stands as the third tallest building in Auckland.
Survey teams were engaged to undertake fulltime pre-construction planning, set-out of 6 below-ground levels and establishment of tower structures, perimeter geometry, lift shafts, external curtain wall panelling, set-out of granite and paving, as well as selected interior finishing works.