The Construction Manager Experience
This project had tight time constraints and a mix of challenging build methods identified from the very outset.
The project encompassed demolition to parts of the existing building, two new extensions (the circular ball room and new exhibition hall), earthquake strengthening throughout, and renovations to the remainder of the existing building which required extensive planning.
One of the bigger challenges proved to be the weather. Having the build through winter and with strong easterlies blowing the sea spray towards the open building meant protecting the existing interior of the building became a priority.
Everyone’s knowledge and skills were needed to complete this project due to the types of construction used. It was a great challenge, and one that was tackled head on by all involved.