New Factory – Spartan Road

A transport operator engaged Fraser Thomas to undertake design and construction observation associated with the completion of their new factory and office building in Takanini.  Fraser Thomas providing a multi-disciplinary package of professional services, including surveying and geotechnical, civil and structural engineering.

The site was generally underlain by non-engineered fill, then weathering products derived from the underlying Waitemata Group bedrock of Miocene age, with moderately to highly weathered sandstone and mudstone of the Waitemata Group at depth.  These difficult geotechnical conditions required a closely co-ordinated approach to project delivery.

Civil:

  • Earthworks design, including earthworks volumes and erosion/sediment control measures. The poor soil conditions meant various areas of the site had to be undercut and replaced with engineered fill material compacted to facilitate the new factory and yard
  • Stormwater and wastewater drainage networks
  • Yard pavement and concrete apron construction
  • Monitoring of sediment discharges during earthworks.

Geotechnical:

  • Initial geotechnical investigation and reporting to provide foundation design parameters
  • Construction observation of building, yard pavement, and concrete apron construction.

Structural:

  • Design and detailing of building structure including:

– Long span steel portal frames
– Precast concrete walls
– Roof and wall bracing
– Canopies.

  • Design of foundations including:

– Driven timber piles
– Ground beams
– Concrete floor slabs.

  • Provision of structural drawings and specification
  • Review of shop drawings
  • Structural engineering inspections during construction.

Expertise provided:

  • Surveying
  • Resource management  planning
  • Contaminated Land
  • Civil
  • Geotechnical
  • Structural

Project cycle:

  • Investigations
  • Preliminary design
  • Consenting
  • Detailed design
  • Construction observation
  • Completion certification