Location: Hobsonville Point, Auckland
Client: Auckland Transport
Structural Engineer: Smartalliances LTD
Builder: Brian Perry Civil/KB Construction
Products Used: Prefinished Laminated Componentry
Date: Winter 2013
The new ferry wharf at Hobsonville Point was built by Auckland Transport as part of an upgrade to the existing wharf area. The 70m long wharf is constructed almost entirely of structural laminated timber with extensive detailing performed off site to enable fast and easy construction on site. The wharf is fully covered and has seating and a multi-level pontoon for people to board. It has been designed to enable access for the disabled and the pontoon is future proofed to accommodate larger vessels as the area grows. The Hobsonville wharf also has a viewing platform with an illuminated Virginia King sculpture and panels depicting historic and modern-day images of the area.
The team at Techlam worked along with the architect, engineer and the client to ensure the components were delivered on time and the desired result was achieved. Another project with tight timeframes and high level of accuracy, successfully completed to the satisfaction of all involved.
“Brett & the Techlam team, I am pleased to write to you in recognition of the fantastic product you and your team provided for the Hobsonville Wharf project.
The project was a great success not only for KB Construction but also the main contractor. The project being such a success, is a testament to the effort and skill of your team.
Techlam played a big part in the pre-construction and planning of the project & were excellent to deal with and very accommodating in this area. There were a number of changes and challenges with construction due to the location and design but the team really helped and responded well.
The quality of work produced by your team with a tight schedule and up against Christmas was very warmly received by all involved. We would not hesitate to contract Techlam on another challenging project in the future and would highly recommend Techlam.”
David Kenny ~ KB Construction
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A project undertaken by Techlam requiring the entire structure to be pre-assembled in the plant and assembled on site.
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Techlam NZ supplied a portion of the LVL for the College of Creative Arts building Arrow International is about to complete for Massey University in Wellington. We are happy to confirm that Techlam NZ were at all times professional and good to deal with. They supplied the product on time and to the exacting quality that we required. The material that we received was straight, true and accurate. There were no dramas with installing the product supplied as all notches, cuts and rebates were where they were supposed to be.
Brett and his company Techlam NZ have recently supplied laminated beams to our Marae project in Ohinewai. We were grateful for the clear lines of communication from ordering through to delivery and are very happy with the finished product. Techlam was recommended to us by another construction company and indeed lived up to that recommendation.
Techlam NZ supplied the curved Glulam beams complete with shoe and apex connection plates for this project. Their workmanship was of high quality, arrived on time and as specified. Any queries and variations were dealt with efficiently and promptly.
Techlam NZ played a big part in the pre-construction and planning of the project & were excellent to deal with and very accommodating in this area. There were a number of changes and challenges with construction due to the location and design but the team really helped and responded well.