The Christchurch suburb of Hornby is changing rapidly, largely owing to residential and industrial growth that’s being encouraged as part of a long- term community plan.
Constructed in the 1880s, North South junction is a 3.1km section of single track between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki on the North Island Main Trunk Line. This stretch of line has five tunnels that totals 920m.
One level of Simpl House has been strengthened using FRP as part of a staged programme to strengthen the Building to current building codes.
In May 2012, BBR Contech was engaged to carry out strengthening work to two retaining walls and the adjacent slope on this high priority arterial road. The purpose of the strengthening work was to improve the road performance in natural hazard events, in particular earthquake and storm events, and minimise the consequential disruption to the road users and the community at large.