Being that this demolition was right in the middle of an airport it posed a number of issues, namely, ensuring that demolition works did not in any impact the running of the airport. Particular care was taken to ensure no debris was blown onto the runway. The working area was kept clean at all times and at the end of every day a site walk around was done to make sure no potential debris could be blown onto the runway at night.
Nightshift demolition was also undertaken under flood light for the demolition of the tower beside the runway and was completed by cutting and craning down to minimize debris disturbance. This project was completed on budget and ahead of time with no incidents and with glowing praise from both Nelson Airport and Naylor Love.
Frews Contracting successfully tendered this multi-faceted project, beginning with the demolition of the 6500m2 Sanitarium factory and several smaller buildings on Harewood Road, and followed by the site works and associated civil work for the construction of a new 9000m2 Mitre 10 Mega.
The works included demolition of the main buildings, and the cutting away of concrete floor to allow for the subsequent site works. To reduce costs, concrete was crushed on site and reused in the next stage of the project. This illustrates Frews Contracting’s special treatment of demolition waste, recycling wherever possible. Full dust suppression measures were put in place to dampen and prevent concrete dust leaving the site. Care was taken to ensure the residential properties flanking the site were as unaffected by the works as possible.
Another facet of this demolition was the care taken regarding the significant amount of asbestos that was detected. Certified contractors were brought in to safely remove all asbestos, which was then carted out to Kate Valley. Our team worked in a smart, efficient, manner to ensure that this complex project was completed on time, and to a high standard.
Stage two demolition has been completion. This project involved the demolition of a 1000m2 Sanitarium Factory and civil works for the 4000m2 extension of the building.
To enable construction of the new international terminal at Christchurch International Airport, a complex demolition project was required. Frews Contracting Ltd targeted and won the tender subcontracting to the main contractor Hawkins Construction Ltd. The demolition involved complex staging. At no time was the demolition to affect the operation of the airport terminal.
The entire old domestic terminal of approx. 26000m2 was demolished including the control tower and the pier, this particularly sensitive environment demanded precise control and management of demolition operations. Frews Contracting Ltd successfully delivered this demolition project with total compliance to quality and time constraints.