Remuera project proceeds to plan
Form Building & Developments is nearing completion of a major project at Remuera Primary School for the Ministry of Education.
The project has involved removing an existing classroom block then replacing it with a new build and remediating an existing classroom block and adding on a library.
The project commenced in January last year and Form Building & Developments Project Manager Damian Little says that the most challenging aspect was the fact the buildings had to be constructed on land that contained large underground public services and overland ﬂow paths.
This meant that the foundations of the ground ﬂoor had to sit one metre off the ground and the main weight of the building was supported at the edges of two sides of the structure to essentially bridge over the underground services.
Construction of the buildings was a steel structure, concrete mid forms, timber frame and Linea weatherboard cladding with a Kingspan insulated roof structure.
Damian says that the school was a great client to work with and allowed access down one side of the site meaning it was easy to separate the site from the rest of the school.
Form Building & Developments put a noise management plan in place and remained in close communication with the school during the build.
Health and safety was paramount and Damian says this was achieved with good buy-in from subcontractors and suppliers in terms of delivery times and access to the site. He says giving the children some visibility to the site was also a key.
“Children being curious want to see what’s going on so by not blocking off that visibility we can mitigate problems with children potentially trying to gain access,” he says.
“By liaising closely with the school we could notify them at key times during the project when interesting things were happening so that children could watch from outside the compound.”
Damian says that the successful completion of the project indicates that Form Building & Developments operates with ﬂexibility to meet client needs as well as taking a solution based approach through the collaborative efforts of all involved to deliver a successful end result.
Form Building & Developments is the result of a merger between Moyle Construction and Eaton Developments in 2007 resulting in a team with over 65 years’ experience in the industry.
Form now offers a team of over 140 people in the Waikato, Auckland and Bay of Plenty regions.
The company operates in a variety of sectors including the commercial new builds and fit-outs, industrial and development projects, weather tight remediation and education facilities.
Damian says that Form has created a unique culture based on experience and partnering with its clients and business partners for the greater success of all involved.
He says that Form has a unique ability to apply experience and capability to resolve building challenges to achieve successful project outcomes, on budget and on time.
Other current projects in Auckland include the weather tightness remediation of various multiunit apartments throughout Auckland, Ministry of Education projects in Newmarket, Ponsonby and Waitakere and a structural upgrade and internal fit out project on Wyndham Street in Auckland CBD.
Damian says Form aims to be a long-term business and it is this, which drives the company’s approach.
The company is a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council and the Registered Master Builders Association of New Zealand.
“We’re looking to be the go-to construction company for the Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. “It’s about continuing to do things right and partnering in our clients success.”