Company:Aspec Construction, Auckland
Project:Transpower Otahuhu Office Development, Auckland
Transpower needed a new Regional Operations Centre; a smart and inexpensive hub to bring staff together as a team. The project to deliver on that brief required the demolition of an existing office building, without affecting the operation of an on-site control building for Transpower’s grid networks.
Lucian faced numerous challenges on the site of the live power substation. Foremost of which was that there were no as-built information. An engineering degree proved to be very useful to Lucian as he developed a meticulous site investigation process to identify all of the underground services and electrical cables.
An additional issue was that none of the original designs for the new building worked, and so Lucian and the team re-designed as necessary, including the foundations and the storm water system.
Lucian is a detail person who was able to draw upon his engineering background to develop solutions to construction problems. Notably, the project proceeded without damage to existing infrastructure, and zero safety issues or power interruptions.