WINNERS PROFILES

Each year a new group of winners emerge from the NZIOB Awards for Excellence and the NZIOB Young Achiever Award.

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2017 WINNERS

ANTHONY TAHANA

COLORSTEEL® PROJECTS $10–$25 MILLION, HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD 2017

Company:Hawkins Central

Project:Red Stag Sawmill, Hamilton

Role:Site Manager


This project involved the construction of a new world class 6,000m2 saw mill facility, located in the Whakarewarewa Forest on the outskirts of Rotorua. The growth of the Red Stag Saw Mill necessitated a new building, the construction of which needed to work around the existing facility.

To achieve minimal disruption to the Red Stag operations, strict operational requirements were imposed on the contractor. This created challenges around the site access and circulation around the site, which affected construction sequencing, program and team safety. This combination placed the project team under sustained pressure.

This was a large-scale build that required specific management controls around working in confined spaces and at height. Continuous high levels of industrial noise and personal safety concerns, required that a well-planned and highly organised Health and Safety structure be implemented. Late delivery of off-shore sourced mill machinery, put the program at risk, which an elegant solution avoided.

Anthony’s excellence in the management of this site, his attention to detail and safety of his team, together with his ability to clearly lead his site-team through a well-planned solution based approach, that ensured delivery of an exceptional product.