Educational Institutions


Target Road Primary School, Glenfield

Target Road 400
Geotechnical investigation for a new school hall.  The building platform was located over a wedge of non-engineered fill up to 4.5m depth requiring the majority of the hall concrete floor slab to be designed as a self-supporting structure spanning between timber piles extended through the fill and driven to virtual refusal.  Considerable liaison with design-build contract and their designers.  Pile set requirements were calculated based on structural loads and verified on site during construction.


Bayfield Primary School, Herne Bay

BayfieldSchool 400
Since the ‘90s, various engineering work has been undertaken at the school including foundation, stability, and site development recommendations for the construction of a two-storey library, an administration block, a school hall, and two classrooms, all in close proximity to large trees.  Additionally, geotechnical and civil investigations and supporting information was provided for resource and building consent applications for a new playground area, and the extension of a public watermain to service a firefighting sprinkler system.


Farm Cove Intermediate School, Pakuranga

FarmCove 400
Engineering feasibility assessment for a proposed sports field extension.  Design of earthworks, stormwater and retaining walls to provide an additional 20m x 100m of sports field.


Westlake Boys High School, Forrest Hill

WestlakeBoys 400
Numerous geotechnical investigations, design, and document preparation in support of building consent applications to Council.  Since the mid-1990s, projects have included a science block; single-storey classroom blocks; a two-storey auditorium and administration area incorporating a new student resource area and staffroom facilities; a new gymnasium and subsequent gymnasium extension; plus associated roading, car parks, and retaining walls.


Westlake Girls School, Forrest Hill

WestlakeCourts 400
At various times, geotechnical investigations and reporting for resource consents have been undertaken at the school for a classroom block; science block extension; gymnasium; and covered netball courts, plus a proposed events centre.  The geological conditions across the school site are highly variable comprising alluvial and volcanic deposits  and founding solutions have varied from shallow pads on near surface soils to driven piles founding on lava flows at depth.


Massey High School

Massey 400
Extensive geotechnical and civil investigation, design, and reporting for a number of school structures, together with associated stormwater mitigation.  These include an administration building, science block, gymnasium, relocatable classroom, technology block, arts and drama building, and accessway and car park area.  Stormwater issues included design and application for discharge consent for two stormwater detention tanks for the science block.


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