Demolition and repairs move apace following Wellington quake
Contracts let following last week’s earthquake in Wellington, New Zealand, include one to demolish a nine-storey building and a project to strengthen a multi-storey car park.
Work is set to start this week to demolish a quake-damaged office block as there are concerns that it could collapse. An 85t ‘ultra-high-reach’ excavator has been moved onto the site ready to start initial demolition works once all services have been disconnected. Demolition is expected to take about two weeks, weather permitting. A hydraulically-powered ‘demolition shear’ at the end of the excavator’s boom will chew through the building’s concrete and steel structure.
Temporary strengthening of the multi-storey Reading Cinema car park in Tory Street is expected to start during the next few days. Steel props and framing will be installed along, possibly, with Kevlar ‘wraps’ on building pillars to stabilise the structure. This work may take up to a month.
- Click here to return to the previous page
- Subscribe to our free construction newsletters
- Buy & Sell Construction Plant Machinery online with TCiTrader.co.uk. Find new, used & reconditioned Construction Equipment. Click here to view Construction Equipment Classifieds.
Download our free construction news iPhone / iPad app. Sign up to our FREE email newsletters or subscribe to our RSS feed for regular updates on the latest Construction News, Plant News, Contract News & Supplier News. The Construction Index also provides the latest Construction Tenders, Construction Market Data & Construction Law Commentary all FREE.
This article was published on 21 Nov 2016 (last updated on 21 Nov 2016).