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Pipework & Office Refurbishment

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Brief

The Air New Zealand office in this airport terminal was experiencing water leaking through the ceiling, which was a health and safety issue for staff. Additionally, it was damaging the decoration and furniture within the office. The source of the leaks was identified as the FCV chilled water supply pipes located within the ceiling void.

The lead contractor responsible for facilities management requested the help of MJM Industrial to supply the labour and skills required to fix the leaking pipework, as well as rectify the damage to the office decoration.

Challenges

A critical requirement for the project was not only to complete the work successfully and safely, but also to minimise the inconvenience and disruption to Air New Zealand staff and operations. As the office space was in use, a detailed plan was needed to move out the work stations and office infrastructure to completely clear out the space to allow remedial works to take place. This required MJM Industrial to collaborate, not only with the lead facilities management contractor, but also with other airport teams responsible for IT infrastructure, fire protection, security and HVAC systems.

 

Solution

MJM Industrial identified, consulted with and defined the requirements of all stakeholders. This is to ensure that all the work was carried out in the correct time sequence with the required supervision and assessment to comply with airport regulations.

The work was carried out at night to avoid disruption to other offices in the vicinity of the works. Within the office, the existing undamaged office infrastructure such as ceiling tiles, carpets and blinds needed appropriate protection. The MJM team was responsible for ensuring that all the required permits were applied for and in place. This is to cover activities that included the isolation of the electrics and sprinkler systems. MJM Industrial supplied skilled engineers to remove the leaking carbon steel pipework, replace with new Aquatherm fusion welded valves and pipework; insulate, ID band and asset integrate into the airport systems.

As the cavity that housed the pipework above the ceiling was several metres high, MJM teams required the use of podium steps to work safely at that height. The final step was to redecorate the office environment including the existing kitchen area which included painting, replacing any water damaged ceiling tiles and more. Before the final handover, we carried out a fully comprehensive clean of the entire space.

We are pleased to report that this project was completed ahead of time and on budget. It ensured the Air New Zealand team could move back into their newly refreshed office space as scheduled.

 

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All scope completed to specification and customer satisfaction.

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