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Company:NZ Strong Group
Project:Auckland International Airport Pier A Escalator 7, Auckland
A simple enough brief; replace two old escalators and a set of stairs used by international passengers and dignitaries who are ferried to the International Terminal via buses or escorted vehicles from remotely parked planes. Given that this was a ‘front door’ to New Zealand, the finished product had to be of a very high standard. With the offices of the Department of Internal Affairs next door to the site, there were sensitivities articulated about noise and disruptions. The methodology developed to deconstruct and remove the existing escalators from their position above a live kitchen were well thought out and executed, as were the complexities of security, and health and safety that are part-and-parcel of working air-side at airports.
The planning involved in this four-and-a-half-month-long project was key, as was a commitment to open communication with the myriad of airport stakeholders adjacent and below the site. Jordan was described as professional and unflappable, quickly attending to issues raised by stakeholders. This was a complex project, well-executed in front of a demanding audience, and underpinned with a strong safety culture. The project was handed over on the programmed completion date.