Monthly Archives: May 2015

Concrete Slab on grade – Failure by design

If you are interested in what is happening with concrete volumes you can check out the statistics at the Golden Bay Cement website. The March quarter shows volumes running at 917,314 m3 but this is actually the second quarter running that volumes have declined. The biggest quarter was September 2014 at 990,616 m3.

Design & Construction of New Zealand’s Largest Post-Tensioned Floor

INTRODUCTION This paper describes some of the design and construction aspects of a post-tensioned floor and pavement for the Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd’s. Te Rapa milk powder storehouse. The project posed several significant challenges. These included mitigating the risks and effects of the large shrinkage movements experienced by these slabs, designing for extremely high loading,…

Building the Floors for Award Nominated Buildings.

The Property Council holds its annual Property Industry awards evening on June 12. Conslab built the floors for 4 of the 5 Auckland nominations in the industrial Property Awards. We believe this is testament to the quality of the floors we are building. Those jobs are DHL Supply Chain Solutions and Hobbs Global Logistics with…

Talking to Industry

Conslab has been asked to give a short talk to the NZ Institute of Quantity Surveyors Conference in Hamilton this year. Andrew Dallas is talking about Risk and Opportunity when tendering large concrete floors. This is an area we have to consider every day so its great too be able to discuss this with the…

Conslab doesn’t only build the big stuff.

We were rapt this week when following submittal of a claim we received this comment back from the Doug Bodley of Bodley Construction: Myself and the client are very very impressed at your guys on-site including Mike Shackelton & Mark Lydon and the boys doing the work. The professionalism and quality and QA checks are…

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