Case Studies

Case Study 1: University of Auckland, Science Tower

1 February 2015


  • OWNER: The University of Auckland
  • ENGINEER: Structural Engineer: Beca / Architect: Architectus
  • BUILDER: Fletcher Construction
  • FABRICATORS: Grayson Engineering


  • 2,600 tonnes of structural steel
  • 600 tonnes of cellular beams
  • 13-storey building
  • 58m-high structure
  • 110 buckling restrained braces

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 Universityread or print the full case study.