The Waterview Connection Tunnel project is one of the largest and most important civil engineering projects New Zealand has ever seen. The finished project has completed a motorway circuit around the city, which has helped to overcome traffic congestion and provide a direct link between the airport and the CBD.
North Shore Scaffolding was involved with two elements essential for the completion of the tunnel:
First up were the design and implementation of an innovative mobile roof that allowed the cutter head of ‘Alice’ (the tunnel boring machine) to be assembled under shelter. This roof also allowed critical parts to be craned into position when required. Unlike a conventional shrink wrapped roof, North Shore Scaffolding used a Keder Roof System from Layher, which allowed large sections of the roof to ‘open’ and ‘close’ as required. The Keder Roof System saved our client both time and money, allowing the project to continue on time and undercover, avoiding weather delays.
North Shore Scaffolding was then asked to supply 24/7 labour for scaffold requirements during the initial four months it took to get Alice operational. We then went on to supply scaffolders and materials for the duration of the project. Director Clifton Webb explains:
“We had upwards of 45 men on-site on any given working day. Our health and safety systems, labour and gear stock management expertise ensured the project always had the men and materials required.”
This unique project, by its very nature, created many situations never seen in New Zealand. North Shore Scaffolding met every challenge with positive workable solutions. Since the successful completion of the Waterview Connection Tunnel, North Shore Scaffolding has been awarded work on other critical civil projects, including all four stages of the City Rail Link (CRL) Network.
Civil works are labour intensive, time-sensitive and potentially very dangerous. North Shore Scaffolding always looks for the safest way to complete any task without compromising on quality. This attitude is one reason why North Shore Scaffolding is continually invited to provide ongoing scaffolding services to the biggest civil projects in New Zealand.This job was featured by Layher New Zealand: Waterview Connection Tunnel
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