Taranaki Cancer Society
Builder: King & Steer Construction
Architect: Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar
The Taranaki Cancer Society was won at tender stage during December 2007. Lengthy delays in the start of construction were contributed by the existing house not being removed from the site until the middle of 2008. These delays affected the work load of ICE Electrical and when the project finally started it added considerable pressure to man power requirements due to commitments of other projects taken on to fill the void of this delayed project.
With its exposed industrial look, Ice took on the challenge to install recessed halogen and T5 fluorescent lighting into perforated cable trays running the length of the hallways and office spaces. This challenge combined with internal precast walls and floor to ceiling glass partitions required considerable forward planning to ensure that cable routes were entirely correct prior to the installation of these walls and partitions. Any errors in this planning would just about be irrecoverable and extremely costly for ICE Electrical to correct. If it was at all possible.
The project also involved installation of the structured cabling for the data and phones system and audio visual wiring and equipment in the meeting room. This is now becoming a regular requirement included within the electrical sub trade, in which, Ice Electrical has once again successfully completed to the clients requirements.