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Tania Wong, Executive Director of Architecture for Ockham Residential, talks about the choices she has made - including the use of Firth’s stylish Solar Blocks - on a number of apartment complexes both completed and under construction.
NZ Transport Agency’s latest Wellington Northern Corridor project - a four lane highway that will bypass Otaki - includes the construction of interchanges, rail and river overpasses and a huge amount of concrete from the local Firth teams.
Stage one of Whitianga’s much needed town centre upgrade was officially opened in April and features attractive, wide paved areas using Firth’s Paveware™ allowing cafes and restaurants to finally offer alfresco dining options to patrons.
Vinegar Lane in Auckland’s Ponsonby is an exciting example of urban redevelopment and medium-density living. These small apartment buildings, designed by different architects to add interest and diversity to the street, have been constructed from precast concrete panels, with seven of them fabricated and constructed by Concrete Structures Ltd using concrete from Firth.
Apparently so, according to University of Auckland undergraduate students Nick and Logan who built and raced their concrete canoe against rivals Canterbury University at the national Concrete Conference in October.
Twenty years ago Firth revolutionised the world of residential house construction with the introduction of the RibRaft® concrete foundation systems. They went on to become the most popular foundations in the country.