Unknown Chapter Cafe

LOCATION: 

Christchurch.

Andrew Evans Architect.


CHALLENGES: 

Changing market demands triggered changing needs for the client.


SOLUTION: 

Constructure staff demonstrated their singleminded client focus and flexibility working closely with the client and architect on solutions to control construction costs.


PARTNERS:  

Andrew Evans Architect.

Pump Station 11

LOCATION: 

Christchurch.

Cory Bedford structural design  on behalf of CCC.


CHALLENGES: 

Heavy engineering requirements to achieve functionalities for this heavy-duty building that handles some of the most demanding materials.


SOLUTION: 

Extra thick, specially-treated concrete floors and walls to handle the chemical complexities of what flows through our sewers.


 

South Christchurch Library & Service Centre

LOCATION: 

Christchurch.

Warren & Mahoney Architects.

Cory Bedford structural design  on behalf of CCC.


CHALLENGES: 

Innovative design with several individual steel-framed elements combining to create one building with high level glazing and ventilation.


SOLUTION: 

Extremely detailed and intricate steel structural design work to protect the integrity of this wonderful architecture.


 

DB Headquarters Office Building

LOCATION: 

Christchurch.

Designed by Cory Bedford on behalf of OTS.


CHALLENGES: 

Structural steel framed building with architectural features including exposed concrete elements


SOLUTION: 

Cory Bedford’s experience came through on this project where he delivered quick solutions for every design demand


 

Rolleston Square

LOCATION: 

Rolleston.

Weir Walker Architecture.

Structural design by Cory Bedford on behalf of Structex.


CHALLENGES: 

Multiple component structure required a pragmatic, cost-effective solution for the developer.


SOLUTION: 

Structural engineering expertise came through in this project to achieve efficient standardisation of elements to create an economical outcome for the client


PARTNERS:  

Weir Walker Architecture.

Upper Riccarton Community & School Library

LOCATION: 

Christchurch.

Warren and Mahoney Architects.

Structural design by Cory Bedford on behalf of Christchurch City Council.


CHALLENGES: 

Multiple needs from multiple clients and organisations using this building which includes a council service centre, a library and classrooms for Riccarton High School.


SOLUTION: 

Very detailed structural steel design to protect the architect’s vision and close coordination and understanding of the needs of different end users to create an effective community facility.


EBOS Office Building

LOCATION: 

Christchurch.

Athfield Architects.

Designed by Cory Bedford on behalf of OTS


CHALLENGES: 

Polished concrete feature stairs.


SOLUTION: 

Hidden steel structure to create the strength that protects the polished concrete aesthetic of the stairs.


New Lynn TOD Station

LOCATION: 

Auckland.

Designed by James Knight on behalf of Beca.


CHALLENGES: 

Designing a large canopy structure to be constructed adjacent to a temporarily relocated railway line, while the new trench was constructed.


SOLUTION: 

Detail the steel frame to be prefabricated as much as possible, so it could be erected quickly during scheduled rail closures.


PARTNERS:  

Beca Engineers.

Fonterra Head Office

LOCATION: 

Auckland.

Refit of interior stairway.


CHALLENGES: 

Detailing a new stair handrail to an existing stair structure with extensive existing timber joinery installed.


SOLUTION: 

Multiple site visits during construction to alter connection details as existing as-built details were discovered.


Quad 7

LOCATION: 

Auckland.

Designed by James Knight on behalf of Harrison Grierson.


CHALLENGES: 

Design bespoke exposed steel connections to the large V-columns.


SOLUTION: 

Worked closely with architect and undertook 3D modelling/rendering to solve the complex 3D interface of the connections.


PARTNERS:  

Harrison Grierson.