Stadium: carpentry contract(s) and WCs…

### ODT Online Tue, 22 Jun 2010e
Carpenters for stadium to be mostly local
By David Loughrey
Otago tradespeople should be doing the lion’s share of carpentry work at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, despite the largest contract going to an Auckland company. Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry yesterday said while the contracts were yet to be finally signed off, it was expected there would be four subcontractors doing the work, three local, and one from Auckland.

Earlier this month, it emerged one contract had been let to Auckland company Wallace Construction without the knowledge of the trust, bypassing an agreed process between the trust and main contractor Hawkins Construction.

Dunedin Venues Management Ltd (DVML) chief executive David Davies was considering putting toilets, either permanent or temporary, at the west stand, where none were planned.

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The following report was tabled at the DCC Finance and Strategy Committee meeting held on Monday:

Report – FSC – 21/06/2010 (PDF, 398.1 kb, new window)
Stadium Stakeholders Group Report

Post by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Architecture, Construction, CST, Design, DVML, Economics, People, Politics, Project management, Site, Sport, Stadiums

7 responses to “Stadium: carpentry contract(s) and WCs…

  1. wirehunt

    I really enjoyed the comments below that article. They ask some good questions.

  2. wirehunt

    Had an interesting discussion myself with a subcontractor on part of this job. His words, the drawings are a mess, just a mass of cock-ups, reworks all over the place. Who’s paying for that?

    As for the safety, I know of one person walking off because it was so bad. I have driven past and seen people working on wet steel there that shouldn’t be anywhere near the place at that time.

  3. Phil

    Variations…… Which, of course, are excluded from the GMP. And seem to be missing from the reporting.

  4. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Wed, 30 Jun 2010
    Stadium contractor voices frustration
    By David Loughrey
    The Dunedin companies that completed a concreting contract for the Forsyth Barr Stadium, then missed out on a carpentry contract, say their experience with the project was not profitable.
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    • Elizabeth

      ### ODT Online Wed, 30 Jun 2010
      Need for more toilets at stadium disputed
      By David Loughrey
      The Forsyth Barr Stadium has almost four times the toilets available at Carisbrook, and a spokesman for the Westpac Stadium, in Wellington, said yesterday there appeared little need for any more.

      With the Forsyth Barr Stadium not expected to be full very often, it made sense not to have toilets in every stand.
      -Steven Thompson, Westpac Stadium marketing manager

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  5. James

    Would probably be good to cross-post that to the other toilet thread, Elizabeth. 316 stalls and 210m of urinals seems outstanding.

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