The McKee Fehl team are managing a significant 900m3 concrete pour over the next 12 hours into the first half of the main raft slab at the New Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital (NWRCH) in Newtown.
A technical approach has been devised to ensure the smooth coordination of this critical operation. Contractors, engineers and consultants have worked together to devise a seamless approach with back-up suppliers and plant firmly in place.
Throughout the pour, the team will maintain an average supply rate of approximately 100m3/hour of concrete, delivered at a rate of 20 trucks per hour.
Concrete will be supplied by Higgins Concrete who are dedicating two batching plants to the task, in Porirua and Ngauranga Gorge, to deliver 70-80m3/hour to site and have partnered with Firth Concrete to supplement with a further 30m3/hour and provide backup in the unlikely event of a breakdown.
Precision Concrete Pumping will be operating two concrete pumps throughout with a third pump on standby as backup.
This concrete pour marks an important milestone in the construction of the children’s hospital which will be opened in 2021.