Supreme Award 2016

REGISTERED MASTER BUILDERS SUPREME AWARD FOR THE 2016 NEW ZEALAND COMMERCIAL PROJECT


Project

University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering Research Building 906, Auckland

Entrant

Scarbro Construction (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Jasmax Architects (Architect/Designer), RCP (Project Manager), BGT Structures (Structural Engineers), Beca (Services Engineers)



Owned by

University of Auckland

Having outgrown the existing facility the new building has the largest seismic testing capabilities in Australasia. Part of the wider university site, a previously commercial site has been transformed into a learning hub for the future. 

Judges Comments

Currently one of the largest seismic testing facilities in Australasia, the Test Hall is designed to inform the New Zealand building industry as well as selected research projects throughout the world.
  
A specification that required concrete surfaces to have no more than 2mm of vertical and horizontal level tolerances, this project stimulated the client, contractor and subcontractors to work up solutions together, taking collaboration to another level.

A building that does not shout out, ‘look at me’, but has a prominence and air of strength and resonance within the environment in which it resides; and is a testament to the superb construction team behind its creation.