Mainmark has won the International Project of the Year Award at the 2016 Ground Engineering Awards for its Christchurch Art Gallery project.
The project saw Mainmark re-support and re-level the 33,000 tonne gallery in just 52 days, rectifying foundation damage caused by the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes.
The judging panel commended Mainmark, saying “the winner in this category clearly demonstrated the stakeholder involvement and support of other team members on the outcome of the project.
“They showed strong and innovative combination of technologies which delivered a great result for the client.”
Mainmark chief operations officer Tim Pope says the company was extremely proud to receive the prestigious award, especially among such a high calibre of finalists.
“The re-levelling of the Christchuch Art Gallery was a landmark project for Mainmark and the industry, setting a new benchmark in earthquake remediation for large scale buildings.
“The International Project of the Year award is testament to the expertise and commitment of the Mainmark team, who worked tirelessly to deliver a truly innovative solution with tight project management.”
The Christchurch Art Gallery was resurrected using Jet Grouting and JOG Computer-Controlled Grouting to re-support and re-level the 6500sq m foundations, without requiring excavation or the occupants or exhibits to vacate.
The International Project of the Year Award recognises projects that have delivered geotechnical innovation that stands out on the international stage for credentials in sustainability, health and safety, and value engineering.
Judges consider client satisfaction, innovation, value for money, performance against prediction, the quality of design and construction, safety, and application of quality management.