Nga Puna Wai Grandstand
Canterbury Scaffolding were asked to provide safe access for Hawkins Construction during the Nga Puna Wai Grandstand development.
Chris Gillon of Canterbury Scaffolding said “assembly took just 6 days, and the total length of the project was 4 months. We used Layher Allround Scaffolding including U-bridging ledgers and approximately 550 × 3.07m decks”.
Scaffold much quicker
“The Layher Allround U-bridging ledgers allowed us to birdcage out the top lift of the scaffold much quicker than other scaffolding. The lock-against-lift-off (LALOs) added extra security against wind lift in this very exposed site. The Layher modular system also allowed us to easily step the platform height as the height of the roof increased”, said Chris.
Chris continued “we were required to submit a design to Hawkins Construction and The Christchurch City Council prior to erection in order to confirm the point loading of the scaffold feet on the precast concrete bleachers. Completing a design also helped to ensure we covered access requirements for all the trades for the duration of the project.
3D walk through
The Layher design team provided cross sections and 3D walk throughs of the scaffold as well as the point loadings, so the client was able to give us sign off to proceed.”
“The client [Hawkins Construction] was impressed with the speed of erection and dismantle of the birdcage, and the quick turnaround of the required design which meant there was no delays in their tight program”, concluded Chris.
Thank you to Chris Gillon of Canterbury Scaffolding for the use of these photos.
The client was impressed with the speed of erection and dismantle of the birdcage… which meant there was no delays in their tight program.