Our part of the project involved the exposed steel structure, purlins, girts and a few architectural items for The Mashery distillery in Waiheke.
Challenges/complexity and our approach to it:
Shipping an entire structure to Waiheke Island put quite a bit of pressure on us as we could not account for loose points in either the design, fabrication or install processes. In order to avoid these, we worked closely with the consultants, builders and client to be able to anticipate issues with the install. We coordinated some modifications to the original steel connections in order to give us adjustability and facilitate the installation. Some members such as the steel portals were split in sections to allow the parts to fit into the galvanising tank as well as transporting them around following the NZTA limits for over-dimension loads. Design Production also provided dummy plates for the cast-in fixings, while working closely with the builder to facilitate the install of the steel columns. To assist us with the installation, we counted with our access equipment sent to Waiheke, such as: Scania with truck mounted crane; All-terrain 20T Kobelco Crane, Skyjack 16m Knuckle Boom, Skyjack Scissor Lift.
Contractor/builder: Envoy Construction
Town/city: Waiheke Island
Size (in steel): Approximately 17 tonnes
Year of completion: 2022-23