The Auckland Electrification project involved creating bridge screens to reduce the hazard of electrocuting people crossing the newly electrified railway on the over-bridges and footbridges.
The scope of work included delivery, transport to sites and installation of bridge screens to structures. It also included the fabrication of screen brackets and extraneous metal work and bonding. This work forms part of the Auckland Electrification Project (AEP).
- Logistical challenges with 74 independent sites covering over 60km of rail.
- The initial scope of bridges changed from 63 to 74 for screens and Earthing and Bonding (E&B).
- The designers changed three months into the contract.
- Alternate designs – meaning we were now working collaboratively with client and designers in a Design & Build environment.
- There were some issues with client budgets and an increase in work demand to work under tighter deadlines.
- Working closely with the client to complete the project on time with additional bridges added into the original scope of work.
- Site access- working on the same critical path work areas as the rest of AEP contractors which creates a bottleneck or rail corridor access.
Start: June 2014
Finish: May 2015