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.

Our film and event projects include:

Films and Advertisements all require quick engineering and consent solutions and Primecorp has a proven track record with our many contacts and projects completed for this industry sector. With local knowledge of the regulatory environment, we can facilitate Department of Conservation (DoC) concessions and Safety Plans. Callum has delivered all of the following, for more information on these please contact Callum Wood

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep movie

The location director required a new steel road bridge over a major river to gain access for all filming equipment and wardrobe to a key location for filming in the Queenstown area. We carried out site investigations, design and contract supervision to immediately respond to this request.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie

The location director required an urgent structural review of an old concrete works building that was used as the set for a bar fight scene in this 2009 movie starring Hugh Jackman. A detailed report was compiled for Producers “Woz Productions”.

Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) concert

Event managers, ESS Australia, engaged Callum to carry out a structural and compliance review of the temporary outdoor roof and stage at the AMI stadium for the Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) concert in Christchurch. We carry out all event work for ESS from our proven relationship track record.

Dunedin Heritage Festival

For this biannual $250,000 Council funded event in 2009 we provided the Assistant Director for this successful festival including management of all venue and media management.

World Curling Seniors Competition, Dunedin

The World Curling Seniors is an event that attracts competitors from 10 curling nations with two teams each. In 2009 we managed the event in Dunedin that included 3 phases; all the pre-event media and competitor organising, arranging and planning of nightly events and the event website; secondly the event funding applications and finally managing the event itself. Feedback from the competitors was this was the best event that had ever been to in the long life of this global annual occasion.

World Curling Federation President Les Harrison has praised the organisers of the just completed World Seniors Curling Championships in Dunedin. In a recorded interview with Resby Coutts on thecurler.com, he said they had "taken it by storm and done a great job". Read more curling.org.nz

Business Plan for Centre of Excellence (Ice Hockey) in Dunedin

We floated the idea of this business plan in partnership with University Otago, Sir Eoin Edgar and Sport Otago. And following our idea this feasibility study was completed that outlined the costs and plans for a unique partnership between these organisations.

World Division 3 Ice Hockey Championships

We provided assistance to the Dunedin event, in 2009, that saw NZ compete with 4 other countries for the Division 3 world title. NZ won and was then promoted to Division 2.

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