Projects archive

  • Maxbuild Seismic Strengthening of Auckland Fish Market

    Seismic Strengthening of Auckland Fish Market

    Seismic strengthening of Auckland fish market in Wynyard Quarter was undertaken by installing steel portal frames and Reid bracing. Maxbuild was employed as the specialist seismic strengthening contractor to undertake these works. We supplied and installed the steel portal frames and undertook all of the concrete repair works. The project presented significant challenges. For example, […]

  • Highways Waterproofing on SH20A

    Highways Waterproofing on SH20A

    A major highways improvement project was undertaken on SH20A in 2017. The project was undertaken by MHX Kirkbride Alliance and involved the construction of an underpass underneath Kirkbride Road. The deep excavation required construction of concrete diaphragm walls, retaining walls, sumps and carriageway. This excavation was in wet ground with a high water table which […]

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    Replacement of bridge joints on Grafton Bridge

    Auckland’s iconic Grafton Bridge was constructed in 1910 and is listed by Heritage New Zealand. In 2016 MaxBuild replaced eight bridge joints with a Wabo joint system supplied by BAS. This system meets the requirements for movement accommodation and traffic exposure. As Grafton Bridge is a core component of Auckland’s public transport network and is […]

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    Protecting coatings for Tuakau Bridge

    Tuakau Bridge, located South of Auckland, is an important crossing of the Waikato River. The bridge was constructed in 1933 from reinforced concrete. MaxBuild was contracted to undertake concrete repairs and provide concrete protection to the bridge arches and railings. This was to prevent carbonation and chloride ingress into the concrete. The project was completed […]

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    Structural strengthening of multi-storey building in Auckland’s CBD using FRP

    This high-rise office building in Auckland’s CBD was found to be below 67% of NBS and the new owner’s objective was to bring the structure up to at least that level. The structural engineer’s solution was to confine columns in lowest four levels of the building and to construct new reinforced concrete shear walls. All […]

  • Rosedale Culvert Projects (6)

    Rosedale Road Culvert Re-lining

    AMA appointed MaxBuild to undertake the re-lining of the 189 metre long Rosedale culvert. The existing culvert was showing significant signs of deterioration and the consultant’s methodology for repair was to install a reinforced concrete lining. MaxBuild undertook all the site activities including diversion of the water flow, installation of steel reinforcement before shotcreting of […]

  • Hunua Watermain

    Hunua Watermain Project

    MaxBuild were engaged by Fulton Hogan for the Hunua Falls water main project  to construct a number of insitu concrete walls to enclose a water main chamber, along with various other civil construction works required to complete the project.

  • Kiwirail


    MaxBuild installed the earthing and bonding flat bars for the rail electrification network and assisted with the installation of the fiberglass screens also requiring epoxy grouting as a packer between the bridge rail and screens.

  • Waterview Motorway Extension (2)

    Waterview Motorway Extension

    MaxBuild has been working extensively with Well Connected Alliance on the Waterview Tunnel project. Our works have included: Concrete repair works on the viaducts connecting the Waterview Tunnel to SH16 Concrete improvement works within the tunnel Installation of Sikadur Combiflex SG in tunnel sumps to ensure water retention Improving watertightness and leak sealing by injection […]

  • Old Mangere Bridge

    Restrengthening Old Mangere Bridge

    Old Mangere bridge is a favourite with local fisherman however to keep it a safe significant strengthening work was needed. Both stages consisted of fabricating and installing pile jackets ready for additional grouting the then installing the connection bracing back to the main bridge structure. Stage 3 is scheduled for late 2015.