Making things happen
Steel & Tube continues to play a key role in working with our customers to support New Zealand’s economic growth and development. In 2014 we were involved in some of the country’s key infrastructure initiatives – from roading to historical, cultural and sporting facilities – providing innovative and specialist solutions to projects that help grow, sustain and revitalise our cities, towns and communities.
In Wellington, work was completed to create a National War Memorial Park as part of the Government’s cornerstone project to acknowledge the centenary of the First World War. We’re proud to be a part of this important cultural and historical upgrade, supplying 2000 tonnes of reinforcing steel to HEB Construction, to line the floor, walls and roof of the 300-metre long, 12-metre deep Buckle Street underpass. The project provides an enduring reminder of our country’s past, and a legacy landmark all New Zealanders can be proud of. Auckland’s revolutionary Waterview Connection project is part of New Zealand’s largest and most complex infrastructure developments, completing a ring road around our biggest city. Working collaboratively with long-standing business partner Wilson Tunnelling, our innovative technical team identified an alternative design solution for customised reinforcing of the pre-cast concrete radials that line the tunnel walls. By purchasing a purpose-built fusion- welding machine from Italy we have been able to manufacture 3,500 tonnes of steel into 120,000 straight and radial reinforcing cages for the 24,000 concrete tunnel segments. In Hamilton, we’ve got New Zealand’s Home of Cycling covered. The $28.5 million Avantidrome saw construction companies from across Europe come together to complete the project. Its challenging double- curved oval-shaped roof required a complex design solution to meet weatherproofing and internal moisture requirements that would protect the integrity of the indoor wooden track. Our technical team, working with Lee Roofing, Livingstone Construction and Chibnall Buckell Marovic Team Architects, came up with a custom-made solution for the nearly 7000 square metres of roofing and cladding on the building, using our trade-marked and patented ST963 metal roofing and cladding profile, designed especially for commercial and industrial applications.