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2018 WINNERS

MICHAEL BOWMAN

HILTI PROJECTS $8-$20 MILLION, HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD 2018

Company:C3 Construction

Project:Pacific Coast Village Beach House, Papamoa




C3 Construction is a relatively new company and was involved with the client in the construction of simple villas at the Pacific Coast Village development in Tauranga. This led to the opportunity for C3 to construct a new 1,900m2 Beach House, which would serve as the center for all community activities within the village. The project bought the intricate detailing associated with high-end housing to a commercial building project. The quality of finishes used was described as ‘unmatched’, it represented traditional construction with lots of high quality timber work.

There were innovative new construction methods adopted on this project, all of which were designed to either measure progress against the programme and/or accelerate the project timetable. Examples include: a new foundation system that allowed all foundation footings to be tied out to the ground, and then lifted into place complete and boxed ready to pour; and the implementation of a drone-based 3D aerial mapping programme.

On a more pragmatic level, creating a site that sub-contractors would choose to come to, was a key strategy in putting together a sub-contractor team, no small task in Tauranga, where the construction sector is running at capacity. With Auckland based consultants, Michael developed strategies to successfully collaborate at distance.