Skellerup Agri Wigram FacilityProject Viking, Skellerup’s Dairy Rubberware Development and Manufacturing facility in Christchurch, was awarded the
Supreme Commercial Project of the Year at SkyCity in Auckland on Friday 18 May 2018.
The prestigious New Zealand Commercial Project Awards, owned and run by the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA), sets the benchmark for commercial construction in New Zealand.

The facility, entered by Calder Stewart Construction Limited, was designed to optimise Skellerup’s production needs integrating their design and product development functions. An incredible 182,000+ man-hours went into this five-stage project, and the massive 18,900m² building is functional, practical and sustainable, providing room for growth into the future.

Judges said this project required an innovative design approach, particularly in constructing the 1,000 tonne rubber mixing tower to an Importance Level 3 seismic design. 

“The big challenge for the team was the time pressure to get the new facility operational, so that the manufacturing plant could be maintained in full production following the February 2011 Earthquake. Not having a fully-defined design brief, and constant structural changes through-out the design phase, was a challenge for all involved,” they said.

“We were very impressed with the approach taken by the lead contractor, who worked closely with the Skellerup team, engineers, sub-contractors, and off-shore plant manufactures to embrace and solve each challenge. This has created a world class ‘Dairy Rubberware Manufacturing Operation’.

“This project is deservedly a ‘Supreme Winner’ – an outstanding and well-co-ordinated result.”

As well as the Supreme Award, the facility also took out the category win for the Industrial Project Award, and the Value Award for a project over $15 million.

Registered Master Builders Chief Executive David Kelly says this project embodies the end-to-end teamwork and collaboration that goes into creating New Zealand’s top commercial buildings. 

“What a fantastic project to acknowledge in our sixth year of the Awards. These awards celebrate the contribution of the entire project team and their collaboration when building the quality environments where we all live, work, and play.

“This project was managed through Building Information Modelling (BIM), which is a collaboration and management software used to forge partnerships, embed innovation and ensure efficiency. This year, we saw more than 25% of entrants use BIM to manage their projects, and it’s fantastic to celebrate these projects tonight and see the Supreme Winner leading the way.
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