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Company:NZ Strong Group, Auckland
Project:ESC Link Bridge, North Shore Hospital, Takapuna, Auckland
The Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) had determined that the most efficient means of transporting patients from the North Shore Hospital to the Elective Surgery Ward on the other side of the road, was via a link bridge between the two buildings.
NZ Strong were engaged under an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract, as they had relevant bridge and hospital experience.
The methodology and buildability inputs that NZ Strong brought to the project at the Concept Design stage, were fundamental to the project being delivered in a short 14-week timeframe, from commencement of piling to code compliance.
The construction of large structural bracing at both ends of the bridge required major services to be relocated, while the maintenance of Hospital services 24/7 throughout the build was an imperative. This was a very tight work environment, amplified by high pedestrian volumes across the site, and a busy roadway adjacent to, and below the new bridge. This necessitated the need for 20 specific traffic management plans to be implemented.
The Judges saw Scott as “being all over” this project.