Commercial Bay is currently under construction and involves approx. 8500t of structural steel for a 39 story commercial premises in the heart of Auckland CBD. New Zealand has never before seen a completely steel framed structure of this height and complexity in design.
The project consists of an entirely welded braced frame on the perimeter with steel lift cores in the rear of the building floor plate. The erection techniques employed for this build are a first for New Zealand whereby the steel frame will climb well ahead of the concrete floor plates in order to separate trades and enhance efficiency in the build program. Safety in design has been a significant driver from concept stage through to site installation. Due for completion mid 2019