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2014 WINNERS

Lueder Stock

RESENE® PROJECTS UNDER $2.5 MILLION AWARD, WINNER 2014

Company:Kalmar Construction, Auckland

Project:Hurstmere Green, Takapuna

Role:Site Manager

Client:Auckland City Council

Project Value:$2.37 million

The Hurstmere Green redevelopment project was a rejuvenation of what had become an overgrown and under-utilised park into an accessible community facility. A site bound by Hurstmere Road, Channel View and the Strand, provided excellent leadership and communication skills on this project working seamlessly with multiple overlapping sub-trades. Lueder had the experience and ability to effectively prioritise and execute all tasks, this together with his management style resulted in getting the best out of all concerned. He was open, fair and constructive at all times working to a very tight project frame with a meticulous eye to detail. Busy main traffic and pedestrian roads, all in the vicinity of a very busy retail/ office/public precinct.

The project provided some unique significant challenges that Lueder would not normally encounter in his day to day role as construction/site manager. He was methodical and innovative in approaching and resolving complex issues while still managing all construction activities on site completing tasks safely and on time, manoeuvring large trucks through pedestrian areas plus ensuring that there was absolutely no run-off pollution to Takapuna beach.

As preservation of many existing trees on site was required he worked closely with arborist throughout the project ensuring sensitive excavation and site workers were briefed on correct excavation methods, rules of work around trees and how to preserve exposed roots which all required hand digging and then each mapped to allow the Engineer to adjust his design.

Fortnightly site meetings were held ensuring that the client and the design team were kept fully informed of the key issues keeping disruption of the day to day activities to an absolute minimum. It was imperative that the local residents, the local community board, general public and neighbouring businesses be constantly kept up to date and he continuously kept them informed of any significant upcoming construction activities with both newsletters and personal visits to surrounding local businesses – this resulted in turning opposition at the start to overwhelming support as the project progressed.

Lueder provided excellent leadership and communication skills on this project working seamlessly with multiple overlapping sub-trades. He had the experience and ability to effectively prioritise and execute all tasks, this together with his management style resulted in getting the best out of all concerned. He was open, fair and constructive at all times working to a very tight project frame with a meticulous eye to detail