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Wellington College Memorial Hall - Alan Gibbs Centre

A cornerstone of Wellington College and the community, the newly rebuilt Wellington College Memorial Hall & Performing Arts Centre is a grand and welcoming structure that conveys the spirit of the old hall before it.

Wellington College needed a larger hall to accommodate its increasing school roll. The initial brief aimed to largely retain the old school hall or print the full case study. 

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Auckland International Airport - Departure Terminal Redevelopment

Driven by Auckland Airport’s goal to be future-ready, the transformational International Terminal Expansion project is an important milestone in its journey to increase the Airport’s annual capacity.

The project has almost doubled the size of the departure processing zone, reconfiguring the landside farewell area; building a new or print the full case study.

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Patton Engineering - Careers in Steel

Bridging the skills gap - one region at a time
With a shortage of skilled candidates in the trade sector, combined with an increasingly ageing workforce, many businesses are urgently calling out for skilled labour across New Zealand.  One innovative Hastings-based business has embarked on an ambitious programme to address the nationwide skills shortage, one region at a time.

Read about the programme that Patton Engineering is currently involved in and the success it has become by clicking here.

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Iconic Wellington Building set New Standard for Steel Innovation

20 Customhouse Quay is a new 14-level seismically advanced office tower on the side of the old BP House on Wellington's waterfront.

It has become an iconic Wellington building due to its prominent position, and its distinctive and innovative diagrid steel structure. 

Wellington-based structural steel or print the full case study.

20 Customhouse Quay

University of Waikato: Law School & Management Studies Building 

Completed in 2017, the bold structure of the new tower is an unmissable and fitting gateway to Te Piringa, which houses the Faculty of Law, Waikato Management School’s Centre for Corporate and Executive Education, and student services.

The opening of this $35 million state-of-the-art campus facility marked the University’s 50th anniversary and was a welcome addition for the law faculty, which has been or print the full case study.


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UoW, Law School & Management Studies Building

Canada Street Bridge
Nelson Street Cycleway

The award-winning Canada Street Bridge is a world-first: it’s the only curved, triangular orthotropic steel bridge of its kind.

Part of Auckland’s Nelson Street Cycleway, the unique structure was built to fulfil the NZ Transport Agency’s (NZTA’s) vision of providing world-class cycling infrastructure throughout each major town and city in New Zealand.

‘Bikes over the bridge by Christmas’ was the objective set in October 2014. In just 14 months, or print the full case study.


Canada Street Bridge Cycleway
Canada Street Bridge

Rutherford Regional Science and Innovation Centre, University of Canterbury

The $216 million Rutherford Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RRSIC) will be the cornerstone of the University of Canterbury’s Science Precinct. The state-of-the- art facilities will be a focal point for the University’s science and innovation network and foster collaborative teaching, learning and research.

The RRSIC project is two buildings, the first of which is being built by Fletcher Construction and is a 25,000m  seismically engineered steel structure that includes specialist or print the full case study.
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RRSIC, University of Canterbury


PwC Centre, Christchurch

The PwC Centre is a striking new landmark for Christchurch, both day and night. The $30 million, five-storey office building is primarily a steel structure with a composite flooring system. The resilient, lightweight and economic building offers enhanced seismic performance with the use of buckling restrained brace (BRB) technology.

The building is an importance level 3 building, which means it has been designed to 130 percent of the building code to create a safe working environment for tenants and or print the full case study.



            7059 Cashel St towards Bridge-344-615-949-63
PwC Centre, Christchurch


University of Auckland, Science Tower

In 2010 the University of Auckland embarked on a five-year project to upgrade its Faculty of Science buildings. The $290 million redevelopment consisted of the refurbishment and seismic strengthening of two existing buildings, construction of a new link structure, and demolition of two buildings to make way for the new Science Centre Tower.

The result: a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility, and a new entranceway to the or print the full case study.

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UoA, Science Tower

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