After the New Zealand wide trauma of the Canterbury earthquakes in September 2010 and February 2011, it is a good feeling to see Christchurch start its rebuild. Steel Pencil is involved in several projects. One particularly interesting one is the acclaimed “cardboard cathedral”, more properly known as the Transitional Cathedral. Designed (pro bono) by famous Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, th
The Ngaruawahia Bypass will cross the Waikato River approximately 400 metres upstream of the existing Horotiu Bridge on a 125m long by 16m wide bridge. The design of this bridge ensures that the bridge piers are located on the riverbanks clear of the Waikato River waterway, except in times of flood. The soffit level will also provide navigation clearance and freeboard under maximum flow conditi
Steel Pencil was commissioned by Melco Engineering to provide shop drawings for the product bin, discharge chute, gate and supporting steelwork. Steel Pencil are working on, or have completed, other critical items for this project.
The 150 metre long Kaituna River bridge lies within the new highway road from Domain Road to Paengaroa. The bridge which crosses over the Kaituna River at the newly aligned Bell road will consist of two lanes in either direction with access available for pedestrians and cyclists. When the bridge is complete the specifications of it will include 2500 cubic metres of poured concrete, 19,000 nu
An old supermarket in Levin was perfectly located to convert into an expanded public library, and the extra space allowed for a whole raft of community facilities to be included, all on a shoestring budget using local contractors and sub-contractors. Good team work and collaboration by all resolved issues as they arose to produce a superb place of learning. NEW ZEALAND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS AWARD
Steel Pencil were contracted by the owner Oceana Gold to facilitate all the shop drawing, both structural and mechanical for the entire site. The proximity of our production office in Manila, Philippines meant that the client had easy access to information throughout the design and detailing phase. The project was managed by our New Zealand office which demonstrated Steel Pencil's ability to ma
This 40m long x 6m wide x 8m tall pedestrian bridge was built and delivered to site on time. The arches where developed CHS 406mm in diameter and are elliptical adding a complexity only tackled by those with special expertise. Guards and handrailing were also 3D modelled and supplied ensuring and close coordination was required with the civil contractors too.