Tag Archives: Timelines

No one wants to work for U of O

On campus, nothing much.
Demolition continues at the old dental school.

Received from Carol Roberts
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at 11:12 p.m.

Artist's impression for new School of Dentistry (interior). Jasmax ArchitectsArtist’s impression [Image supplied]

Dental School
Project manager Aurecon’s project director resigned 2-3 weeks ago. This will be the 4th or 5th PM for this job. Aurecon won the job because of this person’s credentials…. shades of the prior Opus Dental school debacle.

Research Building
The PM for RCP New Zealand, resigned about 2 months into the project 2 weeks ago…. Construction of the ‘Animal Research Support Facility’ for the south campus was scheduled to start in August and be completed in February 2018.

Science Building
Leighs onsite QS/PM has left, the Leighs project director, who is supposed to be onsite 3-4 days a week, goes weeks without a visit, and Leighs general manager, Graeme Earl, has left…. Leighs are looking for a replacement.
Leighs AWOL…and behind programme at Science.

A further development
Local Quantity Surveying firms elbowed out of the way
(not implying the university!) Local Institutions are paying substantial premiums (including 6 figures) to out of town firms.


Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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‘Project Programme Summary’ October 2009


From the report tabled at the Dunedin City Council Finance and Strategy Committee on 19 October 2009

Report – FSC – 19/10/2009 (PDF, 4.2 mb, new window)
Stakeholders Group Report

To view the chart clearly go to the back page of the report.
(you can print it off)


The following news item clarifies the status of the above chart. It has been superceded.

### D Scene 4-8-10
Stadium will be on time: Farry
By Wilma McCorkindale
[Malcolm] Farry said the October critical path had now been superceded by Hawkins Construction Ltd’s critical path which would probably not go public to avoid nitpicking around deadlines not being met.
{continues} #bookmark

Post by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Construction, Economics, Politics, Project management, Site, Stadiums

Stadium construction on track

### ODT Online Thu, 11 Feb 2010
Columns for stadium due tomorrow
By Chris Morris
The first pieces of two giant steel columns, together weighing more than 100 tonnes, are on their way south to Dunedin’s new Forsyth Barr Stadium. The twin columns, each weighing 55 tonnes, are made of steel tubes, and are being fabricated and painted in sections by workers at Grayson Engineering in Manukau, Auckland.

The University of Otago was expected to begin the groundworks for its building – linking the University Plaza and stadium – in May, in time to be completed by August 2011.
Read more + Photos

Related posts:
10.2.10 Stadium news by tweet
10.2.10 David Davies: “The university wants a better finish and therefore they are going to have to pay for it”

Post by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Architecture, Construction, Design, Economics, Project management, Site, Stadiums