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Company:NZ Strong Construction, Auckland
Project:LynnMall Redevelopment, Auckland
Delivering $32M worth of major extensions (including 25 retail fit-outs) to an operational shopping centre over a ten-month period is a difficult assignment.
The LynnMall project was a big step up for Jimmy Corric, who is a passionate practitioner, and a strong personality. Jimmy was thrown into the project and loved it. His enthusiasm and positive ‘can do’ approach to the project was admired by all stakeholders.
The project came with a number of challenges, notably the requirement to install an additional 130 tonnes of structural steel that could not have been foreseen. The impact on the program was significant. To restore the project timeframe, Jimmy and his team developed an erection sequence by working directly with the structural steel fabricator. This collaboration saw the steel fabricator adopt a 24-hour shift, with Jimmy doing daily visits to site at 10pm to check the tag numbers of components they were welding, log those numbers, and the finalising of fabrication timing and delivery to site the following day.