|RFx ID :||24228902|
|Tender Name :||Seismic Works for West, Alpers and Ngata - ECI Construction Contractor Only|
|Reference # :||20-232|
|Open Date :||Wednesday, 21 April 2021 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Wednesday, 12 May 2021 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Department/Business Unit :||People, Culture & Campus|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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The West Building has been identified as requiring structural strengthening and this has become a priority to the University due to its increased occupancy. Currently the Core of West and the emergency egress stairs at the north and south end of the building result in this structure being given a DBE rating of 34%, with the works identified in the concept provided by Holmes Structural, the building shall achieve a rating of 67% DBE.
Ngata and Alpers were already identified as requiring strengthening as part of the Seismic and Remediation (Residential) project started in 2016. The project reviewed the seismic strength of Student Accommodation buildings and four buildings were identified as in need of strengthening works, Connan Hall, Alpers Hall, Ngata Hall and the Dining Hall. The works were proposed to be spread over 5 years (2018 – 2022). Connan Hall and the Dining Hall’s seismic remediation’s are now complete. Ngata and Alpers still require resolution and the strengthening concepts developed involve adding additional reinforced concrete thickness to one side of critical walls.
Campus Living Villages (CLV) who operate both Ngata and Alpers buildings have confirmed that as they are first year hall tenancies, completing seismic upgrades between mid-November and mid-February will be an appropriate window timeframe. CLV have also noted that due to other summertime commitments, only one Hall can be made available each summer break. As such, to minimise disruption, Ngata and Alpers Halls will be done over consecutive summers, (summer of 2021/22 and 2022/23). Confirmation of which building goes first will need to be made in consultation with CLV.
The key factor of this work is to get all three buildings up to 67% of code and to have a design that takes into account the buildability of the solution and thus allows for improved construction planning, cost control and risk management.