Strengthening & Full Refurbishment
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.
Commercial Lifting & Re-levelling
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.Read more
The floors were re-levelled to within 7mm within the Units (±10mm within the Garages). Evidence before re-levelling showed the floor levels varied considerably prior to the Earthquakes, so the ground floor after re-levelling was considered to be more level than it ever was.
After the floors were re-levelled, Grout was pumped through holes in the floors to fill cavities below, and the filling checked by ground-penetrating radar to ensure there were no cavities left unfilled below.
Flood Protection: Lifting & Re-levelling
Waimakariri Sailing & Power Boat Club
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.
Heavy Lift & Re-levelling
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.
Heavy Lift & Re-levelling
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.