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Home of Cycling’s Avantidrome on Track

Sometimes even a worthy project needs a champion who is determined enough to rally support and carry it forward. In 2010, a regional bid team in the Waikato dreamed of establishing a national velodrome with an indoor track that would comply with Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) standards. The trouble was the team didn’t have the […]

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The Home of Cycling is near Cambridge on The Road To Olympic Medals

Home of Cycling’s Avantidrome on Track

Sometimes even a worthy project needs a champion who is determined enough to rally support and carry it forward. In 2010, a regional bid team in the Waikato dreamed of establishing a national velodrome with an indoor track that would comply with Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) standards. The trouble was the team didn’t have the resources to get the wheels turning. More »


BRBs work well with a compound ComFlor 80 flooring system

Calder Stewart Builds in Steel for Christchurch

Calder Stewart Industries Ltd has incorporated Buckling-Restrained Braces in the construction of its new steel-structured office block in Christchurch’s Hazeldean Business Park.  More »


Mangere Mountain in the background watches over the build

The Vision of Mountain View School

Mountain View School in Mangere is engaged in roll growth that includes additional school buildings that have a unique steel structure. More »


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Seismic Strengthening for Flaxmere Waterworld

Flaxmere Waterworld, originally built as an outdoor pool for Hastings in 1977, was enclosed in 1990. When cracks appeared in the central timber portal, which formed the main support for the pool hall, More »


The southern exterior with its five storey eccentrically braced K-frame (scaffolding yet to be removed). Stevensons also provided steel bracing for the two lift wells.

Steel Retrofit for Wellington’s McKenzie Building

The McKenzie Building at 222 Willis Street, Wellington, has undergone earthquake strengthening in preparation for a new lease of life. Built in reinforced concrete during the 1930s as a department store with warehousing, additions were made in the 1960s that now comprise the current structure of four buildings surrounding a four storey atrium. More »


Two John Jones Steel riggers bolt up.

Kilmore Street Medical Centre

–Quake Damage Control with High Seismic Performance–

After the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, to undertake the design of a three-storey medical centre for construction in the CBD of Christchurch required considerable background research, an extensive review of the relevant engineering literature and a great deal of in-depth analysis.  More »


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Ruamoko offers to share new advances in seismic design

In Maori mythology, Ruamoko is first and foremost the god of earthquakes: Ruamoko Solutions, established in Christchurch in 2006, is a firm of Consulting Structural Engineers specialising in structural design solutions that mitigate the damage More »


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The Te Mihi Project — Contact Energy’s latest geothermal power station –

The Te Mihi project is a programme of investments focused on expanding the use of the Wairakei steamfield and reducing the environmental impact from Contact Energy’s Wairakei operations. Contact is investing around $750 million into the construction of a power station; development of the steamfield so that separated geothermal water can be re-injected; More »