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.

Strata Group are highly experienced project managers

We offer an umbrella Project Management Service, ensuring a client project runs smoothly from start to finish.  We take the pain out of the construction process, by being the sole point of contact for the duration of a project lifecycle.

Our experienced personnel can lead your project, from concept design through to construction completion:

  • Act as Client Representative
  • Liaison with all personnel
  • Construction estimates and budget costing
  • Apply for Building and Resource Consents when required
  • Commission sub-contractors where required
  • Contract documentation
  • Tender Negotiations
  • Award Contracts
  • Conduct Site Meetings
  • Process Variations
  • Sign off progress claims
  • Track amendments at Council
  • Organise all documentation for Code of Compliance upon Completion

Strata Group’s Approach

Excellent Communicators

All stakeholders understand their expectations and responsibilities.

The Big Picture

We’ll deal with the project as a whole, and assess if there are any omissions in the scope of works. Bringing the right expertise on board at the right time ensures value for money, without compromising on quality

Project Comes First

Increased Buildability, reduced costs.

Trusted Relationships

Our local knowledge and relationships with industry professionals maximises efficiency and reduces costs.

Our experienced team of engineers and technicians won’t just bring only bring specialist skills to your project –  we’ll deal with the big picture too.