Company:Arrow International, Queenstown
Project:The Remarkables Base Building, Queenstown
The Remarkables Ski field is located in an extreme alpine environment. Bruce Halligan was chosen to lead the project because of his experience in leading and delivering demanding projects in tough locations.
This project was a major undertaking for Bruce, and a team that he hadn’t worked with previously. 6000m2 of new building were to be constructed at 1600m above sea level. To achieve the nine-month program (ski off-season), the site was effectively 24/7 for the project duration.
Access to site for was via a windy 14km mountain road. This necessitated the implementation of stringent H & S protocols. Chains were required on all 4WD vehicles, and a maximum length (8.4 metres) was imposed on all prefabricated elements that were being trucked to site.
The environment was extreme, with snow falling in each of the nine months of construction. Temperatures fall to minus 10 degrees at times, and it was not uncommon for team to be working in up to a metre of snow.