18 Sep South Auckland Stormwater Upgrade Project Works
MMS Group have recently completed a stormwater upgrade at Otahuhu bus terminal in South Auckland as part of some project works on behalf of Auckland Transport.
The project at Half Moon Bay required the installation of an extended stormwater pipework into the council network within the boundaries of Auckland Transport’s property. Prior to completion there was no existing infrastructure in place to accommodate the surplus of rain water running off the signal building, causing surface water flooding.
MMS Group secured the work area, coordinated traffic management for the duration of the works and instated pedestrian diversions to manage public safety through the duration of the whole project.
During the excavation phase of the project, we discovered the presence of approximately 15 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated soil in the trenching phase. To ensure the safety of our workers, members of the public as well as meeting WorkSafe New Zealand’s requirements and our legal duties imposed by the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, we quickly engaged the use of one of our professional approved expert asbestos removalists to saturate, remove, contain and dispose of the asbestos containing materials.
Despite the delay caused by the asbestos, MMS Group completed the project on time and to the satisfaction of Auckland Transport, one of our longest-running client relationships for whom we provide a range of facilities maintenance services.