Company:Fletcher Construction, Christchurch
Project:Te Hapua: Halswell Centre
The Halsell Centre in Te Hapua was a complex and technically challenging design. The building was broken into16 separate blocks, with each block featuring an extremely complicated roof design that needed to be thought through.
The complexity of the building required innovative details to make the building weather tight, functional and compliant. In collaboration with the Architect, these details were developed on site by Declan and the various trades. The process involved the creation of many mock-ups for plywood diaphragm and flashing details.
Coordination meetings required inputs from the various contractors to make sure the building worked, while retaining the architect’s very definite vision for the building. Declan managed a multitude of personalities in a firm and fair professional manner, and had the ability to engender a desire among the group to complete the works in the most efficient manner.
Declan continuously demonstrated outstanding planning, preparation and prevention skills. A council representative commented that Declan’s performance was as good as he had seen.