Civil and Site Works

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  • Frews specialize in ground remediation solutions for TC1, TC2, TC3, and contaminated land.-MBIE solutions, gravel rafts, piling/concrete and timber, and rapid impact compaction
  • Frews also provide a range of services, from carparks to landscaping, sports fields and retaining structures
  • Project Management
  • Excavations
  • Experts in dealing with contamination


Airport Bunnings

This major project, involving the earthworks for the new Bunnings Warehouse on Orchard Road was started in early October 2018 and is currently ongoing. The scope of works includes the building earthworks, carpark, pavements, vehicle crossings, and 3-waters (sewer, stormwater, and water).

The full catalogue of Frews’ GPS grade control system has been employed for this project. The 20t excavator and a 12H grader each equipped with a Leica iCON 3D machine control system have enabled operators to work to exact levels, saving time and eliminating the risk of over excavating. A Leica iCON rover unit has also been used on site for setting out the extent of works, and ensuring on-site levels are accurate to the plans.

With the works taking place on CIAL land, all work carried out on site needed to be in accordance with their requirements. This placed emphasis on two particular areas: health and safety, and control of nuisance dust. Two of Frews’ operators received recognition for their contributions to site health and safety and were awarded the ‘safety champion’ status. Furthermore, the site’s proximity to the airport required strict application of dust control measures, and a water cart was on-site at all times for this. A further part of the CIAL’s requirements were for erosion and sediment control, and control of debris exiting site, which was controlled through daily road sweeping.


Brooklands Fire Station

Frews successfully tendered for the early works for the construction of the new Brooklands Fire Station, involving the construction of a foundation raft for the new structure. The job required the removal of 1000m3 of soil, which was then backfilled with 2000m3 of compacted AP65 and M4 AP40.

For this project, Frews utilised a Leica iCON GPS rover unit to accurately set-out the extent of works, and to measure levels so that excavation and fill levels matched the plans exactly. This also allowed for the accurate monitoring and recording of fill levels.

Part of these works required Frews to co-ordinate with an archaeologist on site. This was managed to allow the archaeologist to work unimpeded, whilst maintaining steady progress in non-hotspot areas. Transport routes for this job were changed to accommodate houses in Kainga that were being affected by the truck movements, and self-imposed speed limits were set for residential areas.