A picture that illustrates the nature of the install – tricky, especially because both concrete and steel will be left expressed.

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.

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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 »


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New Tertiary Campus and Transport Interchange for Manukau City Centre

1 October 2012

“The new building is being constructed over a working rail station opened in early 2012… Our decision-making around this kind of development is based on land-use development outcomes; much emphasis is placed on intensification around transport nodes.” More »


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Mubi River, Papua New Guinea – A bridge not too far for Eastbridge –

The 6.6-million tonne per annum PNG Liquefied Natural Gas Project is operated by Esso Highlands Limited, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation.The gas will be sourced from the Hides, Angore and Juha gas fields and from associated gas in the Kutubu, Agogo, Moran and Gobe main oilfields. More »


The steel members of the roofing assembly are craned aloft

ASB North Wharf — A Wynyard Quarter Landmark for Auckland –

ASB North Wharf occupies sites 22 and 23 in Wynyard Quarter. A prescribed public lane, Te Wero Lane, extending from Jellicoe Street to Madden Street, is the central component of the public realm within the site and creates the pedestrian connectivity with the corporate realm. More »


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Queenstown Motor Group Fast-tracks Showroom

Despite losing several days from the construction programme because of heavy snow and some severe weather, the building that houses the new Queenstown Motor Group dealership was completed in just four and a half months. More »