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Strong contruction and project management skill-sets by Canam Construction seen on Orion Health Headquarters

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Seismic strengthening and a multifaceted upgrade to the Orion Health building were carried out smoothly and to a tight time frame by Canam Construction

Strong contruction and project management skill-sets by Canam Construction seen on Orion Health Headquarters

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Having a broad understanding of all aspects of construction is only part of the skill-set required in today's competitive environment – the ability to pro-actively manage a job can be a deal maker.

Canam Interiors works closely with architects and designers, creating dynamic, modern fit-outs and ensuring seamless project flow along the way. This project is a case in point.

Orion Health is a New Zealand-owned specialist healthcare IT provider which needed new headquarters and overflow space to cater for their rapid expansion on the global market, says Canam's managing director Loukas Petrou.

"Orion selected Canam to carry out the works based on our track record, ‘can do' attitude and availability of resources. Importantly, we were able to demonstrate that we could effectively manage the works to allow the client occupation from day one of the construction. This was by carefully staging the works as well as separating access and egress points for client and contractors."

The client's commitment to the well-being of staff meant it opted to carry out a seismic upgrade of the structure that was over and above the standards required by the building code. The engineering solution called for 19m-deep driven piles, external steel pipe ‘K' braces on three sides of the building over two levels, plus internal lateral steel reinforcing, retrofitted under the concrete slab.

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However, this was only half the story. At the same time, Canam undertook a new central atrium over four levels, extensive repairs, and replacement to the external façade. The company also created a new retail café and balcony on the ground floor.

To fast-track the multi-faceted undertaking, Canam's project team was active in promoting innovative, cost-effective solutions as well as maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety.

Archimedia was the architect on the project.

For details, contact Canam Interiors, phone (09) 836 3069. Website:www.canam.co.nz

First published date: 11 December 2015

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