Apii Nikao rebuild makes good progress

Wednesday October 04, 2017 Written by Published in Local
Formworks for the roof structure on the eastern side of the building are being built in preparation for the concrete to be poured this week. 17092022 Formworks for the roof structure on the eastern side of the building are being built in preparation for the concrete to be poured this week. 17092022

The Apii Nikao rebuild site has evolved significantly since construction began in May this year.

 

The roof structure on the Early Childhood Education building is complete, including 90 per cent of the internal and external block work.

Base concrete for the internal floor has also been poured.

The roof structure on the western side of the main building is complete, including 80 per cent of the internal and external block work.

Base concrete for the internal floor of the Administration Offices have also been poured.

This first layer of concrete will be added to the remaining rooms once all ground is compacted.

Formworks for the roof structure at the main entrance and eastern side of the main building

are being assembled in preparation for the concrete to be poured this week.

The contractor says the roof structure for all buildings will be complete before the shipment of galvanised steel purlins and aluminium roofing iron arrives on the island next month.

At the southern end of the project site, 90 per cent of the internal and external block work is complete, including 60 per cent of the base concrete for the internal floor.

Last month, CCECC’s project manager walked the project management team through their standard procedure of testing the compressive strength of concrete.

Apart from the use of advanced technology, the process is very similar to that practiced during the early stages of the Tereora College redevelopment project.

Team members say they are pleased with the results generated as they exceed design specifications.

As construction work continues, plans are also underway to restrict vehicle access through Tapatea road from October 6-21.

This is to allow the contractor to lay sewage pipes around the Avatea Hall without disruptions.

To prevent accidents, road users are urged to be vigilant and observe all traffic and safety warning signs when using this road, especially during construction hours when heavy machinery is in operation.

A gate keeper and a site watchman have been appointed to monitor the movement of vehicles and personnel in and out of the project site and prevent children from entering the area unattended.

Vigilance during school hours is equally important. Speeding and careless driving place students and other road users at risk – particularly during pick up and drop off hours when traffic is heavy.

For regular updates of the rebuild, the public is encouraged to visit and ‘like’ the project’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/ANrebuild.

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