UOA School of Engineering

Client:
University of Auckland

Location:
Symonds Street, Auckland

Year Started:
2002

Duration:
12 Months

Project Value:
$9.4m

Contract Type:
P & G and Margin Tender

An extremely involved project from both a technical and project management perspective.

It involved infilling spaces between existing, seismically separate structures while maintaining the day-to-day operations of the university in the existing buildings. The main atrium structure consisted of a structural steel and concrete main floor structure, with a laminated timber cantilever diaphragm roof structure above. This was supported on slim tapered laminated timber columns and had strip glazing below which provided a striking architectural effect.

The project was carried at a fast track construction management basis, with sub trades being tendered progressively through the project as design and documentation was completed.