Record night for the Structures team
We've recently achieved a milestone night shift, with the biggest concrete pour of the project.
In total, 434m³ of concrete was poured to complete a 40m long and 700mm thick
concrete roof slab. This is part of a new underpass that will provide direct motorway-to-motorway connection for drivers travelling south to west from SH1 to SH18.
During the nine-hour night shift, eight trucks were on rotation with the nearby concrete plant, and a team of 27 were on site. Two trucks poured concrete into the concrete pump concurrently to minimise time between truck changeovers to prevent the concrete from setting before the pour could be completed.
“This was a great achievement for us as a team, involving a wide range of people to help ensure this work was carried out safely and on time,” says Simon Paton, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Principal Project Manager.