Civil Engineering and Infrastructure

Civil Engineering & Infrastructure

Civil Engineering & Infrastructure

We carry out all types of retaining wall works, piling, inground structures, bridges, abutments, and foundations - the bulk of our work has been on large scale commercial and infrastructure projects in the Auckland region.

Our staff are experienced working on projects in locations that require close liaison with residents and members of the public.

We are also precast concrete manufacturers – we manufacture Gibbons Crib blocks in our yard at Albany, Auckland and have the ability to manufacture one off precast products in our yard at Albany.

We offer our clients the services of a well organised, experienced contracting business familiar working with government agencies, infrastructure and utilities providers and local authorities.

Recent clients have included KIWIRAIL, Auckland City, Auckland Transport (via Hawkins Infrastructure), Waitakere City, Manukau City, North Shore City, Rodney District Council, Watercare (via Hawkins Infrastructure), Watercare, Transit NZ, Transpower, ARMA (Auckland Road Maintenance Alliance), Downers, Eden Park Development Trust, Fletchers, Vodafone, HILOR, Fulton Hogan, Leighton Contractors, CPBCon and JV Rail.

We carry out all types of retaining wall works, piling, inground structures, bridges, abutments, and foundations - the bulk of our work has been on large scale commercial and infrastructure projects in the Auckland region.

Our staff are experienced working on projects in locations that require close liaison with residents and members of the public.

We are also precast concrete manufacturers – we manufacture Gibbons Crib blocks in our yard at Albany, Auckland and have the ability to manufacture one off precast products in our yard at Albany.

We offer our clients the services of a well organised, experienced contracting business familiar working with government agencies, infrastructure and utilities providers and local authorities.

Recent clients have included KIWIRAIL, Auckland City, Auckland Transport (via Hawkins Infrastructure), Waitakere City, Manukau City, North Shore City, Rodney District Council, Watercare (via Hawkins Infrastructure), Watercare, Transit NZ, Transpower, ARMA (Auckland Road Maintenance Alliance), Downers, Eden Park Development Trust, Fletchers, Vodafone, HILOR, Fulton Hogan, Leighton Contractors, CPBCon and JV Rail.

Some of our clients

Some of the more recent projects Gibbons Contractors (now Harris Dowd Gibbons Construction Ltd ) have undertaken include:

Puhinui Station Footbridge

Client: KIWIRAIL/Watercare – subcontractor to Hawkins Infrastructure

Value $690k

Insitu concrete works and precast placement for the new station footbridge and concrete works to an adjacent watermain crossing under the rail near to the station.

Papakura Backshunt, Papakura Rail Station

Client: KIWIRAIL – subcontractor to Hawkins Infrastructure

Value $248k

Large scale timber pole retaining wall built within rail corridor beside a stream with difficult access and soil conditions.

Sturges Rd Bridge Replacement

Client Waitakere City/Kiwirail – subcontractor to Hawkins Infrastructure

Value circa $550k

Concrete works involving reinforced concrete abutments, capping beams and settlement slabs, placement of precast corbels and double hollowcore beams and bridge deck construction.

Papatoetoe Bridge Replacements - St George St and Bridge St

Client KIWIRAIL - subcontractor to Hawkins Infrastructure

Value circa $800k

Concrete works involving reinforced concrete abutments, capping beams and settlement slabs, placement of precast corbels and double hollowcore beams, bridge deck construction and timber retaining walls for two bridges at Papatoetoe.

Auckland Rail Electrification

KIWIRAIL – subcontractor to HILOR (Hawkins Infrastructure Laing O’ Rourke JV)

Value circa $5.6m

Construction of switchroom basements within the rail corridor for the electrification of the rail network in six locations. Works involve excavation, concrete works, blockworks, waterproofing, electrical works, directional drilling, and trenching.
Construction of over 600 foundation structures throughout the Auckland Rail Network with works done primarily at night and during shutdown periods. Works involved detailed excavation, concrete works and hirail operations.

Wellington Traction Overhead Service Renewal

Client: KIWIRAIL– subcontractor to Fulton Hogan John Holland JV

Value circa $2.8m

Insitu concrete works and piling for foundations for renewal of overhead line masts. Working in a live electrified rail environment and included nightworks. Has been ongoing for over 2 years.

Parnell Rail Station

Client: KIWIRAIL

Value circa $1.8m

Placing of precast platforms, timber retaining walls, insitu concrete works including foundations for platforms, lighting and masts, services and ducting installation. Works carried out in a live electrified rail environment and included nightworks

Mt Albert Rail Station Redevelopment

Client: Auckland Transport – subcontractor to Hawkins Infrastructure

Value $540k

Redevelopment of the Mt Albert Rail Station involving insitu concrete works, precast placement and the construction of a new footbridge approach to the platform.

Britomart Tunnel & Station Reconfiguration

Client: Auckland Transport – subcontractor to Hawkins Infrastructure

Value $255k

Insitu concrete works to the tunnel approaches to the rail station involving 6 m high walls, a new track slab extension using steel reinforced concrete and a redevelopment of the existing platform.

ARMA: Auckland Road Maintenance Alliance

Coleridge St Retaining Wall Reconstruction

Client: ARMA – Auckland Road Maintenance Alliance

Value $441k

Works involved the installation of horizontal anchor piles to an existing wall below a supermarket, installation of UC columns and precast facing panels and a capping beam.

Keppell St Retaining Wall & Drainage Upgrade

Client: ARMA – Auckland Road Maintenance Alliance

Value $318k

Upgrade of stormwater and sewage drains to the street, installation of driven UC piles with precast concrete infill panels for the new retaining wall with a concrete capping beam and handrail. Works involved detailed excavation and trenching around gas and other services.

Motions Rd Footbridge, Retaining Walls and Footpaths

Client: ARMA – Auckland Road Maintenance Alliance

Value $360k

Construction of a new footbridge in a stream environment including insitu abutments, rock anchors, precast super T beam, handrails, additional retaining walls and footpaths. Works involved dealing with contaminated soils and high levels of traffic management.

Symonds St Wall Repair and Handrail Installation

ARMA – Auckland Road Maintenance Alliance

Value $210k

Repairs to an existing stone retaining wall in upper Symonds St and installation of new hand railing involving night works and bespoke precast manufacture of replacement capping stones to match existing wall.

Picton & Paget St Retaining Walls

Client: Auckland City Council

Value $890k

Replace failed retaining wall with new timber pole wall & associated reinstatement works, involved protection of heritage building and close liaison with residents.

Auckland East Roading & Infrastructure Maintenance Contract

Client: Auckland City - Subcontractor to Blacktop Construction

Value circa $1m for 2006 - 2008

Retaining walls, streetscape improvements and civil concrete construction work including bridge repairs to the Market Rd overbridge, Nelson St bridge, Beach St bridge and Tangihua St bridge.

Grafton Gully Cycleway

Client: NZTA – subcontractor to Hawkins Infrastructure

Value circa $2.5m

Bulk earthworks, retaining walls, foundations for fencing and lighting, and cycleway concrete works carried out in a site with restricted access, and a high level of complexity coupled with completion for an accelerated programme.

Kamo Bypass SH1 Retaining and Noise Walls

Client: NZTA – subcontractor to United Civil

Value $856k

Works incorporated the construction of timber crib wall, concrete crib wall, keystone walls and architectural precast noise walls with graffiti guard alongside the new bypass.

St Lukes Rd Interchange Project

Client: NZTA– subcontractor to Leighton Contractors

Value circa $1.5m

MSE RE Panel walls with steel to bridge abutments, Stonestrong Retaining Walls and insitu concrete works for TL5 Barrier foundations and gantry foundations.

Goodman NZ Ltd

Gibbons Concrete Crib Retaining Wall

Client: Goodman (NZ) Ltd

Value $2.3m

Large scale Gibbons Concrete Crib Retaining Wall up to 9m in height in some sections.

Springfield/Oakleigh Bridge Replacement, Whangarei

Client: Transit NZ – Subcontractor to Hawkins Infrastructure

Value $390k

Concrete works involving reinforced concrete Abutments, placement of Super T beams and bridge deck construction.

Travel Demand Management, Auckland

Client: Transit NZ- Subcontractor to Transfield

Value $1.7m

Retaining walls and concrete works including barriers and light platforms for the maintenance and upgrade of the Auckland Motorway Network.

East Tamaki Connection

Client: Transit NZ- Subcontractor to HEB Smithbridge

Value $2.0m

Concrete civil works including barriers, light platforms and bridge pier protection.

Mt Eden Water Reservoir Reconstruction

Client: Watercare – subcontractor to Brian Perry

Value $2.2m

Concrete works package as part of a design build contract with Watercare via Brian Perry for the reconstruction of the Mt Eden Water Reservoir. Works involved use of large scale single sided PERI formwork systems, specialized waterproofing, handling/pumping of high strength concrete and access restrictions due to limitations of working in an existing tank.

MHX

Client: MHX Alliance/Fletcher

Value circa $860k

Construction of MSE Walls around Mahunga Drive off ramp and bridge abutments and Queenstown Rd detention pond utilizing the Firth Diamond Pro retaining wall system.

Ontrack

DART 4 Duplication Avondale to Whau Creek

Client: ONTRACK - Subcontractor to Fletcher Construction

Value circa $1.2m

Various retaining walls including precast panel walls, mass block wall and timber pole wall. The precast panels, designed to Ontrack requirements, were manufactured in our yard in Albany.

North Shore City

Torpedo Bay Seawall

Client: North Shore City - Subcontractor to March Cato

Value $406k

Stone seawall and associated concrete and roading works.

Manukau City

Cavendish Drive Underpass

Client: Manukau City - Subcontract to HEB Construction

Value $1.5m

Concrete piles and capping works, shotcrete works, and timber pole retaining walls.