Cayman Apartments Maintenance, Mt Maunganui

Cayman Apartments Maintenance, Mt Maunganui

This five storey building with 42 apartments required overdue maintenance to the roof, elevations, tiled podium areas, lift lobbies and included rectifying historical investigation penetrations on the external plastered surfaces and podium from the investigations which preceded a legal settlement with the original developer of the Apartments.

Project Value
$2.4 million
Feb - Dec 2002
Structual Engineer: Redco, Quantity Surveyor: Sunnybay Consultings
Zinta Krumins, Body Corporate Chair

The challenge

Several areas of the existing podium suffered from stormwater ponding and leaking in heavy rain events. Localised screeding was carried out to improve falls to efficiently direct water to outlets. Water testing was carried out to ensure no further ponding occurred. Storm water outlets were upgraded before the new TPO membranes were laid. The historical leaking that had occurred through the podium structure and failing outlets have now been resolved resulting in a drier basement
and less inconvenience to residents.

The project was successfully delivered within budget, despite severely challenging weather and covid disruptions.

The details

Q worked with the Body Corporate to produce a detailed scope of works, methodology and program. Q was then engaged to deliver the project in line with the agreed scope of work for a fixed price.

The external works included replacing the roof waterproofing membranes, replacing the sealant joints to all ACM panels, plaster repairs to external surfaces, repainting all external elevations and podium walls, uplifting the original podium waterproofing, upgrading existing storm water outlets, laying new waterproofing membranes
and installing new imported external tiles on an aluminium rail system to all podium areas. Internal works included repainting the lift lobbies, upgrading existing lobby lighting and replacing the carpets to lift lobbies and lift cars.

The tower buildings sit on a podium directly above a full basement. The basement footprint occupies the entire site with access only possible via Maunganui Road on the south. The towers required full scaffolds for the external works. Most of the scaffolding gear had to be man handled into position. Limited craneage options made logistics on site challenging.

Distribution of the heavy external tiles on to the podium was achieved with limited crane use and mostly by hand. The bulk of the tiles were delivered into the basement by small truck and forklift and were then handed up through ventilation holes in the podium structure above to then be distributed manually to the various apartment outdoor areas.

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