Collaboration key to school remediation

Collaboration key to school remediation
The Rangitoto Centre was stripped back to its shell, fully reframed with a new exterior cladding and roof.

Form Building & Developments specialises in completing complex projects in live environments. Form Building & Developments Auckland general manager Tim Waddell says that Form Building & Developments always seeks to collaborate on projects with communication being a key aspect.
The company had to liaise closely with the school staff to ensure the school’s needs were being met on a large remediation project completed at Rangitoto College.
The tendered project for the Ministry of Education involved three main aspects.
The Rangitoto Centre building was stripped back to its shell with roof and interior cladding removed. Once the timber could be inspected a large amount was found to be rotten so the building was fully reframed, new exterior cladding and roof put on an d reconfigured internally with a full interior fitout completed.
A new deck and balustrade was also included as part of the project.
he school science block was the trickiest part of the overall project, says Tim, and completed in three stages. Exterior cladding and roof were removed and replaced.
A new retaining wall was built with retention piling and Shotcrete. The building was propped and excavated underneath to create additional classroom space and a walkway.
As previously earth had been right up against the building causing water to leak in, this ensures that the building will be weathertight in future, says Tim, and provides easy access to inspect and maintain services.
As the science block was right at the back of the school getting materials to the site required Form Building & Developments to extensively plan and coordinate deliveries to ensure the safety of students. The third building to undergo works was the maths block, which was reclad and had a new roof installed.
Tim says the project demonstrates the capabilities of Form Building & Developments to work safely in a challenging live school environment while causing the least disruption as possible.
Form Building & Developments was involved with the project from the outset providing ideas and solutions and working closely with Prendos and N-Compass.
Tim says that Form has created a unique culture based on experience and partnering with their 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.
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 180 people in the Waikato, Auckland and Bay of Plenty regions.
The company operates in a variety of sectors including commercial new builds and fit-outs, industrial and development projects, weather tight remediation and education facilities.
Other recently completed projects in Auckland include the remediation of Retro Apartments, Harris Road townhouse remediation, a Ministry of Education project at Remuera Primary School, 17 Lyon Avenue remediation and Washington Apartments remediation.
The company is nearing completion of a structural and fit out project on Wyndham Street in Auckland’s CBD.
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