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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2016 WINNERS

JOHN O'SULLIVAN

STEEL CONSTRUCTION NEW ZEALAND PROJECTS $2.5–$5 MILLION AWARD, HIGHLY COMMENDED

Company:Hawkins, Christchurch

Project:Sumner Surf Life saving Club, Christchurch


Sumner’s new Surf Lifesaving Club replaces an earlier structure demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes.

John understood how pivotal this project was for Sumner and went out of his way to engage with local community. He was accountable for all aspects of the project including health and safety, subcontractor management and working through technical challenges with the design team.

John’s attention to detail helped to achieve the architect’s demanding requirements for the high-profile rebuild project.  John had the team develop a mock-up of the roof ensuring the proposed methodologies would work when the complex geometry of the curved roof structure created weather tightness concerns.

When material lead times threatened to blow the programme time out, John altered the sequencing so that structural work could be staged, reducing the extension time required.