Leading scaffolding and event structure company, Camelspace, has provided the Birth Care Midwifery and Maternity Hospital in Parnell with a watertight temporary roof while the existing roof is removed to allow an extra story to be built. The structure which measures 15m wide, 20m long and is 14m above the building will allow the centre to continue caring for mothers and their babies while necessary construction work for the expansion is carried-out.
‘It has been a very interesting project to work on and fantastic to know that because of our watertight temporary roof, Birth Care doesn’t need to disrupt new mums and their babies in any way,’ says Phil McConchie, Commercial Director and co-founder of Camelspace who having had his first child and wife spend time in the facility only a few months ago, knows better than anyone the invaluable resource it is for parents and their newborns.
‘We were able to offer them a fully encapsulated solution,’ adds Phil. ‘Unlike many other temporary roof options, the one we supply provides builders and other trades with easy overhead access. They can pull back roof panels to crane in materials or access the top floor with machines; replacing panels afterwards. With most other temporary coverings, once they have been put into place, they cannot be penetrated. That just isn’t practical for a facility that needs to continue business-as-usual on lower floors and without any loss of capacity during an expansion project like this.’
The covering protecting the Birth Care centre is manufactured in Germany and is known as a Keder Roof System. Reinforced heavy-duty PVC sheets are pulled into a specially designed aluminum sub-structure on a modular scaffold base to create a weather and water resistant shield. Camelspace are the largest owner of this system in New Zealand.
For more information on Camelspace, visit www.camelspace.com