Wyleys Bridge Replacement

LOCATION Fordell, Whanganui    PRINCIPAL Whanganui District Council   PROJECT DATES February 2015 to September 2015

Design and construction of an 85m long network arch bridge with precast/insitu reinforced concrete deck over the Whangaheu River.  Works included construction of 0.9m diameter permanent cased abutment piles, supply and installation of structural steel, supply and install precast deck and insitu deck topping slab. Scope included CSL obtaining the Resource Consent.

Key activities:  The project involved; Steel driven piles, Concrete works, Significant Craneage component, Earthworks, Traffic Management, Demolition of existing bridge, Environmental restraints over sensitive watercourse.

Quality Achievement:  A CSL Project Quality Plan was produced and followed in accordance with our AS/NZS ISO9001 certification. There were no significant defects of remedial works required. The contract was a design and build and CSL exceeded the clients’ expectation by providing a bridge which required no works to be carried out in the waterway.

Time Management: The overall project was completed 3 weeks ahead of the due date.  This demonstrates CSL’s ability to construct complex structures in remote locations within tight time frames.

Health & Safety:  Health and Safety Plan implemented and observed in accordance with the company’s secondary level requirements for ACC WSMP. There were zero LTIs.

Traffic Management:  A specific traffic management plan was produced to control the movement of site traffic and machinery for this project.

Environmental:  CSL was committed to providing comprehensive Environmental Management throughout the project, with protection of the Whangaheu River always the highest concern. Appropriate environmental protection measures, such as silt traps, spill procedures and careful management of construction materials ensured that all activities have been safely carried out within the environmental requirements of the Building Consent. There were no environmental incidents on this project.

Public Relations & Cooperative team approach:  CSL had a good rapport with the main contractor, associated subcontractors and stakeholders.

Management/Administration:  All aspects of management requirements were met including reporting, communications, financial control and risk management.

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