Architect: DLM Architects
Main Contractor: Astley Construction
As part of the $1.2 billion School Property Rebuild Programme, Moddex was contracted by Astley Construction, a design builder doing work for the Ministry of Education on the Manurewa West Primary School Upgrade.
The project included a 2 Storey, 12 Classroom Building. There was a requirement for a compliant, high quality and easy to install balustrade on the stairs and deck of the new block.
Working in collaboration with Astley Construction and the Architect, Moddex advised as to system types to best suit the application and meet compliance to the New Zealand Building Code.
From here Moddex completed a site measure and produced dimensional CAD drawings. These were shared with the main contractor and architect to be checked off against site dimensions to ensure a perfect fit on site.
Our Moddex team completed all fabrication in-house at our purpose-built manufacturing facility. Following our fabrication process of cutting, bending and welding the product was then hot dip galvanized. All items where then sent to site flat packed and fully pre-configured.
This brought significant time saving efficiencies on site with install being completed within a week. The end result was a fully compliant, fit-for-purpose smart and functional solution – not to mention a happy client!
Products/configurations used on project:
was Moddex product selected?
In the past, the contractor had used traditional fabricated welded balustrade systems. This meant much cutting and welding was required on site which was time consuming and disruptive to school operations.
The Moddex balustrade was attractive to all parties as our modular build meant no onsite welding was required and eliminated the need for onsite hot works and site shutdowns. This allowed the remedial work to be conducted with little disruption to the school environment as possible. Our pre-configured systems ensured fast installation, compliance, high-quality product, and a low cost of ownership for the client.
In working with Moddex over the installation of external balustrading and handrails at the Manurewa West Primary School, I found their communication systems and information provided to be precise. They worked through as at team over the position of bollards to avoid reinforcing steel installation to the deck.
The utilitarian design is functional, cost effective and has an esoteric appearance.
Read more about this project here.