Weather-tight Remediation – Manukau, Auckland

Value:                $2,000,000
Duration:         14 months (construction)
Completion:    March 2016

The brief

The residential apartments at Freeman Way needed a fit-for-purpose weather-tight design to remediate the defective exterior cladding previously installed. IPMS assisted with the administration and delivery of the Government’s Financial Assistance Package (FAP), attended to the internal ventilation and addressed the non-fire compliance.

Our work

IPMS worked with the client on the weather-tight issues document, obtained design consultants to provide new compliant options and administered sub-consultants essential for the delivery of professional design services such as fire, structural, and ventilation. The team also assisted with obtaining building consent and tenderers, appointing a preferred contractor and administering the contract between the contractor and the client.
Building alignment, structural deficiencies, and passive fire compliance issues were exposed once the existing cladding was removed. These discoveries extended the project scope and budget, extending the work from 11 months to 14 months.

The outcome

All decayed timber was removed and the structural deficiencies discovered under the cladding were successfully remediated. The finish of the new cladding added value to the property and enhanced the building’s environment.