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Company:NZ Strong Construction, Auckland
Project:Otahuhu Recreation Precinct Stage 2, Auckland
Richard got his taste for the construction industry while on school holiday jobs working for a family friend on residential construction sites. He left school knowing the construction industry was where he belonged. The Otāhuhu Recreation precinct is an extremely interesting multi-purpose community centre owned by Auckland Council. 6 swimming Pools, outdoor splash pad, basketball facilities, café, playground, fitness centre, citizen bureau and library, Richard as project manager stepped up with ownership and commitment to a difficult challenging project spanning between two roads, storm water catch pits across the entire site, silt control and bunding paramount during earthworks, contaminated soil, and extremely complex geometry. A large footprint with a multitude of different works happening at the one time Richard ensured the existing facility remained operational throughout the build even though this added programme pressures.