Special Character

  • Riverbend Bible Church

    Brief

    To provide geotechnical, structural, civil and fire engineering design as part of a design team from feasibility and concept through to construction completion.

    Project Outline

    This architecturally designed upgrade of the existing multi-use building, incorporated a new ablutions block and enclosed walkway linking the two facilities. The project included stormwater design, new foundations, steel frames, masonry and timber walls, as well as demolition and strengthening of existing brick walls.

    Challenges

    The geotechnical report indicated the site had geotechnical challenges which required upgraded foundation solutions including foundation ties and rafting.

    We were required to create a structural design that met the client’s criteria, while  minimally disrupting the interior of the multi-use building. This was achieved by applying strengthening to the exterior using buttressing structures for strengthening and structural framing of additional walkways and utility rooms.

    We also had to design on-site stormwater disposal solutions.

     

  • Maryknoll Chapel

    Brief

    To provide geotechnical, structural and fire engineering design from feasibility and concept through to the completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    The project involved an upgrade of the existing monastery accommodation block and construction of a new chapel. The development also included the upgrade of the accessway.

    Challenges

    The new chapel was a challenging structure, utilising curved glue-laminated timber rafters to form a dome on a sloping site.

  • Karamu High School Sculpture

    Brief

    To provide structural design from feasibility and concept through to the completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    The project involved foundation and super-structure design of a complex steel sculpture.

    Challenges

    The complexity of the structure required a combination of design modelling and on-site verification during fabrication.

    Outcome

    This work resulted in an aesthetically pleasing sculpture and a very satisfied client.

  • Hastings Courthouse Sculpture

    Brief

    To provide structural design from feasibility and concept through to completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    The project involved foundation and super-structure design of a complex steel sculpture.

    Challenges

    The complexity of the structure required a combination of design modelling and on-site verification during fabrication.

  • Greenmeadows New World Sculpture

    Brief

    To provide a structural design from feasibility and concept through to the completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    To design a metallic tree sculpture to be placed in the Greenmeadows New World carpark. The structure was 6m high and each leaf was different.

    Challenges

    Due to the unique structural form of the sculpture, the design was based on a series of prototypes which were fabricated and tested before finalising the design.

    Outcome

    The project was completed on time and on budget and is now an iconic feature of the supermarket.

Industrial

Cable Price Workshop and Office

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Brief

Strata Group was asked to provide structural, civil, storm water, traffic and fire engineering design solutions for a large, specialised maintenance and service workshop. The brief ran from a feasibility study and concept through to the completion of construction.

Project Outline

CablePrice is developing a nationwide network of branches from which to sell and service light to heavy plant and machinery. Their portfolio includes specialist vehicles used in the transport, rural contracting, construction, forestry, mining and drilling industries.

The project consisted of a large maintenance workshop with gantry crane system, a two-storey office block, yard and truck wash. The workshop and truck wash structures are two-way steel portals with precast panels. The office is made from steel, concrete panels and timber. A specialised stormwater disposal system was installed consisting of swales and an underground soakage/storage system.

Challenges

This project provided structural challenges in the design of a specialised workshop for the maintenance and service of heavy plant and machinery. The design included specialised foundations for plant lifts, hoists, braking systems and encased steel floor protection; gantry cranes and monorails.

The site stormwater disposal system was a particular design challenge as maximum yard area was needed for traffic movement.

Outcome

From design to build, Stead Construction Ltd produced a quality building for CablePrice which was a pleasure to be involved with.