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Company:Arrow International, Auckland
Project:Vodafone Rural Broadband Initiative Rollout, Auckland
A Government led rural broadband initiative involving installation of 154 cellphone towers in rural areas from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island. At times says Kevin, it felt like a geography test!
Kevin’s role grew to include the provision of buildability and logistics advice, and input into site selection. The brief was to build cost effectively, which is no easy task when you have the client’s technical advisors suggesting that cellphone towers be erected on the highest peaks!
Kevin provided information for the Resource Consent application, and managed the design process. Kevin’s role was all encompassing, including inputs for lease plans and construction drawings, providing ‘open book’ pricing for each project, and coordinating power supply and installation with 14 different power companies.
The actual ‘building’ work involved the installation of 130 Monopoles and 24 Lattice towers, as supplied by the client. Kevin’s dedication to ensure this high profile project has been delivered on time is a testament to his commitment to the client, his team and his own strong values.