CASE STUDIES

New Zealand

Ribraft Slab Re-level

Wroxton Terrace
(Christchurch)

This Fendalton home had a ribraft foundation that was out of level.

Because of its foundation type, it was the perfect candidate for our synchronised, computer controlled, levelling system. After set up the home was returned to target levels within 30 minutes.

Strengthening & Full Refurbishment

Sudima Hotel
(Christchurch Airport)

The scope of the project required full strip out, re-strengthening and refurbishment to be completed in just four months. The hotels Lincoln wing and Roosevelt wing were damaged from the main February 2011 earthquake. New foundations, block walls and structural steel were installed to bring the wings back up to 67% of the NBS, so they could be reoccupied. The project was very challenging due to the compressed timeframe, but our team delivered in every aspect.

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Commercial Lifting & Re-levelling

Thackeray Place
(Christchurch)

A large building of 5 two-storey Units, and 5 garages (walls reinforced concrete tilt panels, floors reinforced concrete). During re-levelling, the weight of the building when floating on the Hydraulic Jacks, was approximately 618 tonne.

The front 4 Units and west wall of the 5th Unit were re-levelled using Jack and Pack for the perimeter Foundations and walls. The reinforced concrete ground floor slabs were re-levelled using steel trusses, and threaded steel rods temporarily set into the floors.

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Flood Protection: Lifting & Re-levelling

Waimakariri Sailing & Power Boat Club
(Canterbury)

We performed a highly-technical Lift to elevate the entire Club above flood levels. The task was made even more challenging by the need to coordinate and perform the Lift between tides.

This project demanded exceptional levels of consultation, planning and teamwork. It also demonstrated our ability to provide innovative solutions for work too complex for traditional Lifting methods.

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Heavy Lift & Re-levelling

Waterman Place
(Christchurch)

A block of 12 commercial units, all precast concrete construction with various foundations all approximately 1.5 metres deep. The building was built very close to the estuary, so Meccanico undertook the work in dryer summer months, to ensure the water table was more manageable. Over four weeks, the block of units was lifted 200mm then the units were re-levelled.

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Heavy Lift & Re-levelling

Settlers Crescent
(Christchurch)

16 precast concrete units (2 x blocks of eight), with various pad foundations 1.5 metres deep. The property was located very close to the water and required a lift of over 150mm. Meccanico then also replaced all the concrete slabs and refurbished the units.