Pictured: Jess McLennan (centre) with engineer Michael Lorrigan and Zone Supervisor Justin Dougal at the Church Crescent Busway crossing.
Lighter traffic flows during Level 3 meant major progress on milling and resurfacing on the AMETI project in east Auckland, with a burst of six-day weeks on the Church Crescent and Lagoon Drive intersection.
Site Engineer Jess McLennan was in the thick of it. Joining Fulton Hogan just three months ago, she’s been riding the COVID-19 roller coaster – one month of ‘normal life’ pre lock down; tools down for Level 4, and the burst of activity since.
Previously a geotech designer on the Waikato Expressway, Jess says she’s learning fast about planning for many moving parts.
“It’s a tight programme with the potential for knock-on effects if we get anything wrong. It’s been quite awesome to see everyone trucking in and just doing it.”
Jess says an “heroic” 90 cubic metre pour of lean mix in just four hours typified this.
Fulton Hogan’s AMETI Project Manager James Weller says the pavement team’s achievements are “testament to their detailed planning and great can-do attitudes”.
“The Church intersection team have given us all a boost, coming out of lockdown and achieving our first milestone in under 4 weeks.
“The client is rapt with our ‘let’s get on with it’ attitude and ability to pull together all the parts of the Fulton Hogan and Stevenson supply chain to deliver on time.”
It’s the supply chain in full view; from Fulton Hogan Milling, to Transport, Stevenson Quarry (AP 40 and lean mix concrete), Fulton Hogan South East Maintenance (lean mix concrete), Fulton Hogan Electrical, the Fulton Hogan pavement team and Coastline Markers.