- Client: Naylor Love
- Architect: Studio Pacific
- Engineer: Dunning Thornton
- Timber supplier and fabricators: Nelson Pine Industries
The contractor provided us with a challenging task when outlining PTL’s role in the construction of the new Nelson airport terminal. They made it clear that if it were straightforward, they wouldn’t be asking for our expertise.
The project’s roof design, a collaboration between structural engineers at Dunning Thorton and architects from Studio Pacific, features a remarkable configuration comprising four distinct triangular sections. These sections were meticulously prefabricated within a nearby hangar. PTL stepped up to the challenge by devising a sophisticated system of lifting plates. These plates were specifically engineered to maneuver the triangular sections through a range of complex angles, from their initial flat position on the ground to their elevated, sloped installation. Additionally, PTL played a crucial role in specifying and overseeing the rigorous testing of the lifting points to ensure the utmost safety throughout the construction process.