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The University of Auckland's new Fale Pasifika is part meeting house and concert hall and part educational facility

Pacific point of view

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Under current legislation, all new and renovated buildings are required to provide appropriate access for disabled people.

The Fale Pasifika is no exception, and New Zealand Engineering Services (NZES) was asked to supply and install its Cibes A5000 platform lift.

This particular lift is well-suited to locations such as this. NZES general manager for service and construction David Gardner says this lift is popular with architects and designers because it allows them to make the lift a distinctive feature in the building.

"And because it is easy to install and doesn't need a separate shaft, lift pit or machine room, it is a cost-effective option in commercial, educational and residential facilities ," he says.

The shaft enclosure is available in a range of finishes, including glass and painted or powdercoated steel, or in a combination of these, in colours to match the decor of the building.

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For more information, contact New Zealand Engineering Services (Australasia), PO Box 82 137, Highland Park, 5/10 Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga, Auckland, phone (09) 576 0545, fax (09) 576 0546. Email: nzes@nzes.co.nz. Website:www.nzes.co.nz .

First published date: 25 March 2005

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