CAM has a long history of undertaking major projects in councils across Australia. These projects occur under intense deadlines, which put us all on our toes. However, we have delivered quality on each project against all odds. We also met requirements in a timely and convenient manner.
Motorway Bridge Barriers, Walkways, And Bus Shelters
At CAM, we were charged with completing the K Road Over Bridge Bus Shelters. The projects were assigned not very far from the Rugby World Cup in 2011. The project, which required an overhaul, involved shelters that had existed for about four decades. Adding to the complexity was the very public nature of the project:
- The location has a multiple-lane road with vehicle traffic going over consistently.
- The time was tight.
- There was a need to ensure that pedestrians had a secure passageway on the bridge.
This presented a huge challenge. In the manufacturing process, plexiglass, wood claddings, metallic panels, acrylic roofing, enormous steel components, and many other materials had to be made. We delivered on the project in record time and just before the World Cup occurred.
Wellington 200m Walkway
The Wellington Walkway is another project which we have completed. The project, which occupies the same area as the West Westpac Stadium, is located in a highly industrial area. The council sought a solution that allowed commuters to move without much disturbance from the activities around them.
We bid for the project presenting creative solutions, which won the council over. Taking it up, we were fully responsible for the manufacturing processes such as fabrication and design of relevant construction components.
We completed the project with a touch of artistry. The glass used in the walkway was made with beautiful floral patterns, which create an appealing look under sunlight. The project also met the budget needs of the council.
We used aluminium in the fabrication of components to prevent the burden of high maintenance. In response to earthquakes that frequently occur in the area, the walkway was also designed to withstand shocks.
Airport Departure Shelter
Whangarei Airport had some issues with passengers’ movement from the waiting area to the place where the planes would pick them up. There was the problem of security which came from exposure to public view and discomfort caused by the weather. We came up with a walkway that would link the terminal building to the tarmac to resolve the problem. We looked at all the features involved and decided that it would be nice to have passengers bid their families goodbye as they departed.
Thus, when building the shelter, we oriented it to transit while maintaining contact with their family members. Also, the acrylic rooftop reflects light beautifully as passengers move under the shelter.
Regarding quality, the project was executed using a galvanised steel frame, which you can use for many years. The project was concluded in due time and right before the Rugby World Cup scheduled to hold in Whangarei. Afterwards, we got a great recommendation from Mike Chubb, the manager of the airport.