Tuesday 10 September 2013
|NZ Post: The Auckland Mail Centre – Te Riu o Tamaki Makau Rau||30|
|Waterview Connection Tunneling Machine||30|
The fees for the Site Visits are on the Fees page.
The Auckland Mail Centre is the largest of its kind in New Zealand with around 1,200 employees, and processes on average 1.4 to 1.7 million items of mail each day. It was the final part of an $80 million dollar, five year programme to modernise mail processing and was completed on time and to budget, designed by architects Warren and Mahoney. It incorporates sustainable building design principles and innovative technology. A mail sorting machine was implemented a few years ago and there are on-going projects / process improvement on machine mail sorting processes to achieve greater efficiency of mail sorting.
Requirements: Closed toes shoes.
The $1.4b Waterview Connection Project is one of the most important infrastructure projects in New Zealand, developing a motorway ring route around Auckland City. A specialist team, known as the Well-Connected Alliance has been appointed to manage the design and construction and is made up of leading New Zealand engineering companies. The full site visit will take around 3 hours and includes viewing where the $54 million Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) machine is being assembled. This machine is the 10th biggest in the world of its type and is 15 metres tall and over 100 metres long.
Requirements: Long sleeves and pants.
The $250 million Lion Nathan National Headquarters in East Tamaki sits on a site of 17 hectares, incorporating a strong environmental focus, with significant savings made from the previous site in Newmarket. An annual cost saving of $10 - $12 million was expected partially due to a reduced workforce as much of the operations had been automated or mechanised. The development of the site was known as Project Century, and won multiple awards including the 2011 PMINZ Project of the Year Award.
Requirements: Long pants/trousers and flat, fully closed shoes (safety shoes if possible)