BBR CONNÆCT 2020 Magazine

The 2020 CONNÆCT magazine celebrates the achievements and technologies of BBR and Network members.

This edition showcases projects, technology and achievements from around the world including a range of New Zealand projects. Productivity is the key theme, and this is featured in a range of reflections on stay cable history, current projects and product innovations. As always, there is some great overall content and we outline below the specific guide to our New Zealand news and projects:.

Content relevant to New Zealand projects includes:


  • Two glittering awards in NZ – The Kaikoura Earthquake Recovery Project was the Supreme Award winner at Engineering NZ’s inaugural ENVI Awards and BBR Contech being awarded the Hynds Construction Award for medium-sized projects for the repair of Wynyard Wharf – p10
  • Showtime around the BBR Network – BBR Contech at the 2019 SESOC Conference where Marc Stewart presented a paper on design coordination of elevated post-tensioned slabs – p10
  • Creating visions of success – Steve Mutton of NZTA talks about the importance of a shared visions in project and business teams – p14



  • Rise-and-rise of Elevated PT. A summary on progress of three projects where BBR Contech, working with JV partner SRG Global, is carrying out the design and construction of post-tensioned floors. Projects highlighted are Pacifica Tower (57-level inner city hotel and residential complex), Wakefield St Student Accommodation block for AUT (two towers of 17 and 18 storeys), and Even Hotel / Holiday Inn Express (39 storey hotel building) – p38-39
  • Double landmark. A brief summary of the new Foodstuffs North Island Ambient Distribution Centre in Auckland. It is the largest post-tensioned slab constructed in NZ at 74,000m2 and the first use of the new BBR VT CONA CMF S2 slab system in NZ – p47



  • New apartments get the PRESSS treatment. Toru Apartments building in Queenstown used Macalloy bars for anchoring the C-shaped wall panels to the foundations – p64



  • Putting buildings on the level. Diaphragm strengthening and shape correction of an office building using FRP for Allied Telesis in Christchurch – p75
  • Supporting a downtown transformation. Concrete repair of wharf structures as part of the Downtown Infrastructure Development Project in downtown Auckland – p79


We take this opportunity to thank our clients and business partners who allow us to showcase these projects and achievements on the world stage.

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