The 96m three span steel beam and concrete bridge for Thompsons Horticulture over the Waipaoa River west of Gisborne is nearing completion. The bridge will allow all weather access to cropping and harvesting vehicles independent of the river flows and removes the requirement of access through a ford. Tiaki ECL and Concrete Structures Ltd have pooled their expertise to deliver an outstanding product for their Client. The final span is due to be installed by the end of October 2019 followed by the finishing touches to the approaches.
After about 18 months of process including a very wet season delaying earthworks for site access road, the 38m Waiwhakaata bridge near Otorohanga is in place. Jeandre Le Roux and his design team, Paul Van Den Hoven, Hayley Andrew and Glen Coombe are proud to see this steel beam and concrete deck composite structure find its place over the Moakurarua Stream. Bridge It NZ once again produced an outstanding product!
Tiaki Engineering Consultants have provided geotechnical assessment, civil design, earthworks consenting, and earthworks monitoring and completion reporting for a new 2-lot industrial subdivision and industrial warehouse at Omokoroa.
Royal Auckland Golf Club were in need of two new pedestrian bridges for their prestigious golf course. Tiaki Engineering Consultants and Bridge It worked closely in proposing and implementing an innovative idea of employing Composite Fibre Technology (CFT) to construct the up to 60m long bridges. Due to its light weight and simple connections, the material allowed for an easier installation process in comparison to other construction materials (timber, concrete or steel). This design enabled the bridge to be aesthetically pleasing (as per picture below), highly durable and cost effective for the client.
At 6am this morning, the crane was ready in place, and the geodesic roof which was shipped to site in pieces and connected together in the base of the newly finished reservoir at Joyce Road, was to be raised and positioned into place, ready for connecting to the top of the tank. As with any major point in a project, several members of the team from Tiaki were at site to oversee this process. I am happy to announce that this was a success! Check out the video below the photos to get a perspective of the size of the crane lifting the roof - impressive!
The Reservoir project at Joyce Road is really moving along, now and we thought that you would like to take a look at some more updated photos to see the progress.
The new reservoir that is being constructed at Joyce Road is really starting to take shape. The perfect conditions today allowed us to take some drone pictures of the site.
Pretty spectacular don't you think?
Tiaki ECL were commissioned in March 2018 to investigate the site of a new bridge near Pirongia, Southern Waikato over the Moakurarua Stream. The upstream catchment and flood clearance constraints required a 38m single span structure. A composite concrete deck/steel beam solution was chosen as the most appropriate solution to meet the client’s needs. After working through all of the legal constraints, the fabrication is now underway at the Bridge It NZ yard in Mt Maunganui. After galvanising (zinc thermal spray), the steel components will be transported to site for assembly and lifted into place using a 300t mobile crane. Paul and Jeandre are seen inspecting the main beams undergoing manufacture.