Howick

LOCATION:

Auckland.

BCLP Developments Ltd.

Respond Architects.


CHALLENGES:

Three-storey town houses with open plan floors meant a lack of available bracing walls.


SOLUTION:

Designing optimal slim steel bracing frames so as not to impede on the desired open plan living spaces.


PARTNERS:

Respond Architects.

Glynnbrook

LOCATION:

Auckland.

Miles Construction.

Lifestyle Architectural Services.


CHALLENGES:

Multiple apartment units with fire wall and floor requirements, but timber frame construction.


SOLUTION:

We developed wall framing connections to ensure that the fire walls remained intact during and post fire to prevent a potential fire from spreading.


PARTNERS:

Miles Construction.

Pine Harbour

LOCATION:

Auckland.

Mike Greer Homes project.


CHALLENGES:

Stability of the fire wall. With blockwork intertenancy walls, our engineers needed to avoid a large foundation due to poor ground bearing conditions.


SOLUTION:

Our engineers provided strong fixings between the floors and wall, as well as between roof and wall to ensure the wall was restrained in case one of the units would be destroyed in a fire situation.


PARTNERS:

Mike Greer Homes.

Edgeware Road

LOCATION:

Christchurch.

Don Donnithorne Architects.


CHALLENGES:

TC3 zoned land and fire separation requirements.


SOLUTION:

Piled foundation solution with two-storey block inter-unit walls and steel structure.


PARTNERS:

Don Donnithorne Architects.

Linden Grove

LOCATION:

Christchurch.

Mike Greer Homes.


CHALLENGES:

TC2-zoned land and fire separation requirements.


SOLUTION:

Waffle slab foundation solution with block inter-unit walls and steel structure.


PARTNERS:

Mike Greer Homes.

Pakuranga

LOCATION:

Auckland.

Matz Architects.


CHALLENGES:

Soft ground conditions for multi-units and dealing with existing pipes.


SOLUTION:

Design piled foundations to combat ground conditions and working closely with local council to make sure existing ground services are not affected by the work.


PARTNERS:

Matz Architects.

Silverstream

LOCATION:

Kaiapoi.

Devon Construction.

Krush Architecture.


CHALLENGES:

Two-story multi-units on TC2, earthquake-affected ground.


SOLUTION:

TC2 fibre-reinforced concrete waffle slabs with steel portal frames and good structural detailing to ensure simple construction.


PARTNERS:

Krush Architecture.

Link Crescent

LOCATION:

Auckland.

Mike Greer Homes project.


CHALLENGES:

Multiple existing service pipes in the ground to negotiate and slope stabilisation requirements.


SOLUTION:

Careful planning of positioning the piles around existing pipes and design special barrier piles to stabilise the building against slope creep.


PARTNERS:

Mike Greehttps://www.mikegreerhomes.co.nz/r Homes.

Constructure project Mt Roskill

Mt Roskill

LOCATION:

Auckland.

Housing New Zealand project with Miles Construction.


CHALLENGES:

Design and detail 50+ houses in a short period of time.


SOLUTION:

Design and detail 50+ houses in a short period of time.


PARTNERS:

Miles Construction.