Did you know that when the Leaning Tower of Pisa was first being built, it started leaning after just five years…because it’s weight was too heavy for the foundations it was built on. With the advancement of modern engineering and technology, such an event would be extremely unlikely in the modern day.
Soil conditions are thoroughly investigated and designs are completed in consideration of these parameters. If the soil conditions are weak, improvement options are designed.
One such ground improvement solution is known as Ground Displacement Piling. A substantial number of piles are built to carry the weight of the building. This work is undertaken by specialist heavy equipment and piling rigs.
Our project near the airport had very weak ground know as Peat. Peat is soil material consisting of mainly organic plant matter decomposed over thousands of years. It is characterised by its very high moisture content, high compressibility but very low shear strength. That means it will compress over time and we could end up with another leaning tower!
Our unique engineering approach to construction management is built on strong analytical minds that say there’s ‘never a problem, always a solution’.
We have an ethos of building things that work. Added to this an exceptional back office team who offer a streamlined, process driven approach to project delivery. On time with industry leading quality.
Keola won Gold at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards 2016 for the Chrysalis Centre, and a Bronze Commercial Building Award in 2013 for the Magic Kingdom Childcare Centre.
Excellent track record
We take care of the details, expertly navigating the intricacies of working with Council for RMA issues, noise, fire rating, inter-tenancies, unit titles, parking, infrastructure etc.
Sometimes it takes a little Kiwi ingenuity to figure out a cost-effective way of bringing an architect’s vision to life. So if you’re looking for a builder that’ll add value and finesse to your project, call us.
Director Sanjesh Lal is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Registered Master Builder. He’s backed by the exceptional and experienced Keola team to expertly manage your construction project.
Difficult site? No problem
Constructing a building with difficult site constraints? Rest easy. We take pride in our engineering approach to construction management on challenging sites.
Our approach and deep understanding of the process means we price very accurately and pride ourselves on low variations. That means you can trust the figures we put forward.
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