Revera House Demolition
Formerly situated on Mulgrave Street in Wellington, Revera House needed to be demolished following damage sustained in the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. Commencing in June 2017, Geeves Scaffolding was engaged to scaffold the 33m high by 55m wide curved face building. The temporary scaffold structure was then covered in scaffold netting to protect the public from falling debris for the duration of the demolition works. Layher’s Allround modular scaffolding system was used for the exterior scaffold and propping, along with a Layher 200 hoist. The Layher Allround system enabled quick erection on the straight façades, but was also versatile enough to accommodate the curved façades.
Designing demolition scaffolding
CJ Berry, Commercial Manager for Geeves Scaffolding commented, “this was a technically challenging project – initially erecting on the curved faces of the exterior, and then around the roof which was also a unique shape. Due to the complexity of the job, and the tenants next door having their own specific requirements, some innovative thinking was required to provide solutions which would allow the contractor to safely carry out their work. Layher’s design team were prompt and efficient from an engineering perspective, and as always very helpful”.
Thanks to Geeves Scaffolding for the use of these photos.
Layher’s design team were prompt and efficient from an engineering perspective, and as always very helpful.
CJ Berry, Geeves Scaffolding
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