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.

Callum has acted for Lyttelton Port in a programme manager role to establish the project management office and teams for the earthquake rebuild of the LPC assets ($500M).

These complex insurance related projects required guiding the consents through a CERA recovery plan, managing the in-house project management office and many design teams on a variety of structures including container wharves, pavements, major buildings, the oil terminal, a major reclamation and finger jetties.

Establishing design criteria for new seismic conditions, working in an operational port and difficult ground conditions have been challenges that all ports need to review now in New Zealand for their own preparedness.

For Port Marlborough, Callum has completed annual valuations for insurance purposes.

Our airport and hangar projects include:
  • Waitaki DC airport taxiway and apron upgrade.
  • Pukakai Airport: Review of pavements and surfacing
  • Manawatu DC: compilation of hangar design guide.
  • Te Anau airport upgrade: design services for a completely new airport runway, runway extension and new terminal building including compilation of asset management plan for Southland DC ($7M).
  • Christchurch International Airport (CIAL): Compilation and management of annual maintenance renewal contracts for runways and taxiways.
  • CIAL: Terminal expansion project: Landside engineer/ airside eng rep.

Aerial view of the terminal, carpark and apron during the airshow

 

 

 

 

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