Palmerston North’s largest inner-city construction project in the last 10 years has seen Patton Engineering Limited fabricate, surface treat, deliver and erect 500 plus tonnes of steel to Humphries Construction.
With project nearing completion in May 2017, all time frames have been exceeded making the transition on site for the remainder of contractor’s works to be undertaken in a timely manner.
24 ‘K’-Frames weighing upwards of 7 tonnes each were required for this project and in some cases required as many as 70 weld passes to 50mm plate for Full Penetration welded joints.
Third party weld testing including MPI and Ultra-Violet examination, as well as in-house visual inspection and examination by our two in-house AS/NZS2414 qualified Welding Supervisors was conducted throughout fabrication.
Due to limited space on site, and lack of lay down areas, delivery of components to site needed to be extremely well co-ordinated, This saw us utilising flat-racks for transport, and scheduling loads in such a manner that allowed our erectors on site to stand and erect steel as it was unloaded.