Te Whāriki Subdivision
This 350-Lot subdivision in Lincoln required numerous challenges to be addressed during the design and construction phases, and offers residents more than just a home.
Auckland Zoo created an interactive exhibition known as the ‘Bug Lab’ which opened at the Zoo on the 20th of December 2017.
NZ Strong are the design builders for the 1000 square metre Bug Lab exhibition space, and contracted Fraser Thomas Ltd for the Civil, Geotechnical, and Structural Design and PS4 Certification. This multi-purpose exhibition space features five temporary Hexadome canopy structures. Fraser Thomas completed structural designs of foundations for the hexadome canopy structures and flooring, suspended timber floor and ramp for Bug Lab enclosure buildings and the entrance tunnel.
We completed a Geotechnical investigation of the site to determine the suitability of the site for the hexadome canopy structures in accordance with the requirements of the relevant New Zealand Codes of Practice.
The project also involved undertaking a desktop and site walkover study of existing services. And completing a detailed design sufficient for construction, which included: perimeter drainage around structures; stormwater collection drainage to collect gutters and downpipes from structures; and stormwater reticulation.
Fraser Thomas prepared the PS4 Certification requirements and completed site observations of construction for foundations and floor structures; stormwater drainage observations; and geotechnical observation.
The Bug Lab exhibition will be on display at Auckland Zoo until August 2018, and following this the Zoo will continue to utilise this great new multi-purpose space.
Click the Image below to be redirected to a timelapse of the Construction of Bug Lab at Auckland Zoo.