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.

Proud to support the Hastings Giants Boxing Academy.

The Hastings Boxing Academy has recently been established in 2015 by Craig McDougall and aims to instill discipline and provide a structure of Olympic style boxing to teach young boys and men how to be fit, well-mannered and active members of our community. The boxing academy in the past year has gained a reputation of engaging with troubled young men to teach them discipline through their involvement with boxing. Once students are enrolled with the boxing programme they will also be given the opportunity to experience other activities such as sailing, outward bound, swimming and high ropes confidence course, alongside leadership development, educational opportunities and employment. The HGBA aims to increase volunteer, wider whanau, parental/caregiver involvement, and provide positive male role models for these at risk young men. Mentoring these young men is a big part of what the academy offers.

As a corporate sponsor, several Strata Group employees are lucky enough to be able to attend twice weekly training sessions under the expert tutelage of former lightweight champion of New Zealand Craig McDougall. At these sessions we are able to catch up with what the HGBA is up to, meet some of the young academy members, be reminded of the values that the HGBA stands for, as well as working on our boxing skills and testing our fitness levels. Several staff members are also involved in a mentoring scheme where we can use our skills as engineers to encourage academy members to punch above their weight.

The Hastings Giants Boxing Academy is making a big difference in our community and Strata Group are proud to be a part of this.

Download the HGBA – Brochure for more info!