Waimakariri Bridge Case Study

FULTON HOGAN: WAIMAKARIRI BRIDGE The Challenge: Heavy traffic, fluctuating river levels and a round the clock work programme are just three of the challenges facing contractor Fulton Hogan as they widen and strengthen the Waimakariri Bridge. The Detail: The work on the bridge is part of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) project. A bit of [...]

NZOSL Nelson Tanks Case Study

CASE STUDY: NZOSL NELSON TANKS The Challenge: Provide safe internal and external height access for maintenance work on NZ Oil tanks in a stringent compliance environment. The Detail: Safety and compliance requirements for the oil and gas sector are, understandably, more complex. Upright has worked in the sector for many years and has staff trained [...]

Lyttelton Engineering Fortunui Case Study

CASE STUDY: THE FORTUNUI The Challenge: Faced with a tight schedule, Upright had to ensure that scaffolding around the mast, mid and rear gantries of the ship Fortunui could handle the passage from wharf to dry dock. The Detail: The Korean-owned vessel needed water blasting, painting and electrical maintenance while in port in Lyttelton. Key [...]

Mountain Arches Case Study

CASE STUDY: MOUNTAIN ARCHES The Challenge: Flexibility and strong on-the-ground communication helped to ensure that this iconic infrastructure project went smoothly. The Detail: Having supported infrastructure projects for the McConnell Dowell Downer Joint Venture before, the Upright team was keen to take on the scale and complexity of work for the new overpass and Mountain [...]

St Patrick’s Akaroa Case Study

CASE STUDY: ST PATRICK'S AKAROA The Challenge: Ensure the timely repair and refurbishment of a 150-year old community landmark. The Detail: St Patrick’s Church in Akaroa has been in use since the 1860’s.  Now over 150 years old the heritage building needed some serious TLC – funded by the local community. To ensure continuity of [...]

Airforce Museum case study

WIGRAM AIR FORCE MUSEUM 0trusses 0decks 0tonnes of scaffold The Challenge: To reroof the 85m long Wigram Airforce Museum Aircraft Hall and maintain safe public access to the WWII-era exhibits below. The Detail: Aircraft Hall is the main hanger at Wigram Airforce Museum in Christchurch. Built during WWII, it now houses over a dozen priceless, [...]