ENI has always had a good relationship with Dominion Constructors, so it was a great opportunity to get together again for the University of Canterbury building project. A new facade was being designed for one of the College of Engineering buildings. It was our task to manufacture the metalwork that supported the facade.
Planning and concepts
The project included site measuring, shop drawings, manufacturing the components and delivering everything to the site. Finding the best method to manufacture the componentry required some innovative thinking, given the complexity of metalwork.
The new facade acts as a sunshade for the building, while still allowing natural light. It was clear that while custom-making every bracket wasn’t feasible, the compromise was to design and manufacture adjustable brackets instead.
This project required many hours and some outside-the-box thinking. That it's turned out so well is a testament to the teamwork between ENI and Dominion Constructors.Dominion Constructors have been chosen as finalists in the 2018 NZ Building Industry Awards for this project.