Case Study

Lomani Island Resort

  • Location
    Malolo Lailai, FIji
  • Client
    Raffe Hotels & Resorts
  • Architect
    Architects Pacific
  • Structural Engineer
    Kapadia Consultants
  • Builder
    Nautilus Fiji
  • Date
    2020
  • Carbon Sequestered
    5.7 Tonne
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Our Challenge
Techlam were engaged early on to supply prefabricated glulam members for the resort. Having completed Plantation Island Resort earlier in the year, we were excited to take up the challenge, and because Techlam already enjoyed an a good working relationship with the key stakeholders, we were well positioned for this exclusive resort destination.

Our Solution
Techlam prefabricated the scissor trusses and portals and shipped the components pre-stained, with the required hardware ready to be assembled easily on site. Working closely with the client, architects and engineers from the get-go made for a smooth process throughout creating a stunning end result.

Products Used
01

Glulam Posts

Glulam posts were built for the main lobby structure creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests.

02

Glulam Portals & Scissor Trusses

Prefabricated portals and scissor trusses form the main structures throughout the resort.

Bradley Robinson

CEO

Raffe Hotels & Resorts

“Raffe Hotels & Resorts have worked with Techlam on two significant development projects between 2017 – 2020, both on a small island in Fiji.”

“Construction projects on semi remote islands have many challenges and are often difficult to deliver within desired timeframes.
Both of our projects involved building large, timber “Bure” structures, with quite complex structural engineering components.
Our first project had the added challenge of carrying out construction within an operating Resort, and therefore having to minimise both build time and the impact on guests.
To achieve these outcomes, the Bure super structures for both projects were architecturally designed to be prefabricated and then shipped to the island and constructed on site.
Knowing that Techlam could supply the types and quality of timbers we needed, we approached them to assist with this unique methodology and they rose to the challenge.
From the complex shop drawings they needed to create, to the precision and quality of all the prefabricated components, Techlam excelled at every step.
They contributed valuable advice right from concept development, and they worked overtime to meet our deadlines at every stage.
Both projects were completed with significant savings in time and cost, whilst achieving a very high build quality in these stunning and unique Bure structures.
We could not have been happier with the collaboration, flexibility and quality that Techlam brought to our projects.
They have a skilled and highly professional team and we will be continuing to work with them for our future projects”

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