Poynder Ave House, Christchurch
Annandale "Olive Grove" Pavilion, Pigeon Bay
Clearwater House, Christchurch
Park Terrace Apartments, Christchurch
Russley Village - Blocks A, B, C, D, E, F, Christchurch
Coutts Island House, Christchurch
Worsleys Road House, Christchurch
Pegasus Bay House, Christchurch
Wesley Care Resthome - Stages 1 and 2, Harewood Road, Christchurch
Bishop Julius New Accommodation Block & Miscellaneous Seismic Strengthening, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
Fendalton House, Christchurch
Mount Peel Homestead Station Strengthening, Canterbury
10 Tussock Lane Development, Ferrymead, Christchurch
Albert Street Townhouses, Timaru
Eastfield Drive House, Lincoln
Leithfield Beach House, North Canterbury
128 Lichfield Street Development, Christchurch
Speargrass Flat House, Arrowtown
Boxed Quarter, 270 St Asaph Street, Christchurch
Poynder Ave House, Christchurch

Architect: Haden Emslie Architecture Ltd

Project Director: Julian Ramsay

Project Description:

This two-storey highly architectural 400 square metre house features several innovative features such as upstand cantilever drag-ties. Built prior to the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence on the banks of the Avon River, this house remained virtually undamaged post-earthquake.

Annandale "Olive Grove" Pavilion, Pigeon Bay

Architect: Patterson Associates Ltd

Project Director: Julian Ramsay

Project Description:

Set against the strong landscape features of Banks Peninsula, the architect was looking for a floating plane roof supported on slim cruciform columns and a super-high finish to over 200 carefully detailed precast concrete elements. The roof is a slender two-way grillage of Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) in the same plane, connected at nodes via a series of custom-made stainless connectors. Ruamoko Solutions worked hard with the architect and contractor to ensure the highest of finishes on this striking architectural statement.

This project has won several prestigious architectural awards. It was a finalist in the 2015 World Architecture Festival in Singapore for the World Building of the Year. These awards are one of the pinnacles of world architecture. Locally, the building won a 2016 New Zealand Institute of Architects Sir Miles Warren Award for Commercial Architecture.

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Clearwater House, Christchurch

Architect: MAP Ltd

Project Director: Cameron MacPherson

Project Description:

This 1,000 square metre house features concrete blockwork walls, elevated foundations, large gable roof spaces and heavy stone wall cladding.

Park Terrace Apartments, Christchurch

Project Cost: $15M

Architect: Warren & Mahoney / Foley Group Architecture

Project Director: Julian Ramsay

Project Description:

Three, five storey apartment blocks including basement carparking. Structural features include steel screw-piles to the Riccarton gravel layer, seismic separation joints, Buckling Restrained Brace (BRB) frames, precast concrete floor system and steel/concrete composite floor beams.

Project under construction, due for completion early 2017.

Russley Village - Blocks A, B, C, D, E, F, Christchurch

Project Cost: $50M (total)

Architect: Dalman Architecture Ltd

Project Director: Grant Wilkinson

Project Description:

Ruamoko Solutions has a long history of work on this project, having completed six large blocks of retirement accommodation with a combined value of approximately $50 million. 

Ruamoko Solutions are continuing work on this exciting project that provides a positive retirement experience for its residents. 

Coutts Island House, Christchurch

Architect: Wilkie + Bruce Architects Ltd

Project Director: Cameron MacPherson

Project Description:

This 1,000 square metre house comprises of two stories above a garage basement and a mixture of insitu and precast concrete, concrete blockwork, steelwork floor and roof support and roof steelwork for large cantilevering roofs. Initial stages of construction involved construction of an elevated earthfill platform (to suit flood plain requirements) and pre-loading to accelerate ground settlement.

Worsleys Road House, Christchurch

Architect: Trengrove Architects Ltd

Project Director: Julian Ramsay

Project Description:

900 square metre house (including terrraces). Structural features include extensive balconies, retained cuts of up to 9m deep into loess soil, 190 thick feature precast panels and concrete block, all centred around a central feature structural spine unit.

Completed in 2009.

Pegasus Bay House, Christchurch

Architect: Wilkie + Bruce Architects Ltd

Project Director: Julian Ramsay

Project Description:

This house features stunning views over Pegasus Bay. Construction includes Unispan pre-stressed flooring and concrete blockwork construction set into a hill.

Wesley Care Resthome - Stages 1 and 2, Harewood Road, Christchurch

Project Cost: $12M

Architect: Foley Group Architecture

Project Director: Julian Ramsay

Project Description:

This large two-storey retirement accommodation includes residential living, administration and community facilities, chapel areas and amenities.

Stage 1 was built carefully around the existing four-storey block, and stage 2 replaced the old four-storey block that was demolished.

Bishop Julius New Accommodation Block & Miscellaneous Seismic Strengthening, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

Project Cost: $6M (total)

Architect: Wilkie + Bruce Architects Ltd

Project Director: Grant Wilkinson

Project Description:

Ruamoko Solutions has been involved with the Bishop Julius Hall at the University of Canterbury campus on several projects, including a new sixty-bedroom accommodation block, as well as the earthquake strengthening of the five-storey Nancy Simms block and three-storey Mabel Hendrie block. Strengthening of the Nancy Simms block included an innovative combination of a coupled wall pair with attached eccentrically braced frame coupling element.

Fendalton House, Christchurch

Architect: Sheppard & Rout Architects Ltd

Project Director: Julian Ramsay

Project Description:

Highly detailed house with a total floor area approximately 1,200 square metres.

Structural features include floating concrete planes, swimming pool, large standalone self-supporting precast spiral staircase, concrete and steelwork construction, concrete floors and roofs, and steel screw-piles to the Riccarton gravel layer.

Mount Peel Homestead Station Strengthening, Canterbury

Architect: Wilkie + Bruce Architects Ltd

Project Director: Grant Wilkinson

Project Description:

The Mount Peel Station Homestead is a large two-storey brick building constructed in several stages from the late 1800s. Strengthening involved discrete in situ concrete timber diaphragm to wall connections through the brick wythes, roof and ceiling bracing diaphragms, large brick chimney steel support, and helifix ties between the outer double brick wythes and inner single brick veneer. The strengthening work was constrained by on-site conditions and the building’s heritage rating. However, it was completed successfully and with little damage  in the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes.

10 Tussock Lane Development, Ferrymead, Christchurch

Project Cost: $3M

Architect: Richard Proko Ltd

Project Director: Julian Ramsay

Project Description:

This mixed use building was built pre-quakes in an area notorious for liquefaction. As the site was on liquefiable soil immediately adjacent to the Christchurch Estuary, Ruamoko elected to found this precast wall and rib & infill floor building on a gravel raft, which proved a great solution, remaining occupied and functional in an area where many buildings were demolished following the devastating Lyttelton earthquake which had its epicentre not more than 2km from the buildings location. This project features a Bondor panel roof which is also used as a bracing diaphragm for the roof, eliminating the need for steel purlins, cross-bracing, and other supports, to provide an insulated finished ceiling with minimal complication.

Albert Street Townhouses, Timaru

Architect: Insight

Project Director: Julian Ramsay

Project Description:

Townhouse development in Timaru comprising predominantly lightweight construction.

Structural features include conventional foundations, concrete block boundary walls, structural steelwork and offset garaging.

Eastfield Drive House, Lincoln

Architect: AE Architects

Project Director: Cameron MacPherson

Project Description:

250 square metre house with high level of architectural detail completed in 2014.

Designed with large pavilion roof structure and to meet the bespoke architectural requirements, the structural design was efficient. 

Leithfield Beach House, North Canterbury

Architect: Creative Studios

Project Director: Julian Ramsay

Project Description:

Completed in 2007, this house is located on sand dunes adjacent to a surf beach, which presents inherent challenges regarding foundations and durability.

Building features steel framing, use of exposed weathering timber and carefully designed passive solar heating concrete slab elements.

128 Lichfield Street Development, Christchurch

Project Cost: $3M

Architect: Wilkie + Bruce Architects Ltd

Project Director: Grant Wilkinson

Project Description:

Four-storey, multi-tenancy development with floor plates of approximately 250 square metres for retail, office space and apartments. 

Structural features include eccentrically braced frames, precast shear walls with coupled steel beams, precast concrete floor system and steel/concrete composite floor beams.

Speargrass Flat House, Arrowtown

Architect: Patterson Associates Ltd

Project Director: Julian Ramsay

Project Description:

Set in the stunning Central Otago region, this 620 square metre house utilises local colours and materials and features an open structure designed for the high snow loads in the region.

Boxed Quarter, 270 St Asaph Street, Christchurch

Project Cost: $5-8M

Architect: F3 Design Ltd, Field Architecture

Project Director: Grant Wilkinson

Project Description:

The complex of buildings on this site offer multiple types of tenancies and provides space for retail, office and residential apartments. The site is made up of nine multi-storey structures, a handful of single-storey structures along with a few linking bridges and walkways and exposed decks.

At the heart of the construction are the modular steel ‘box’ structures which rely on vierendeel truss actions to resist gravity and seismic forces. The buildings have custom engineered Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) floor panels at the upper floors and two-way span precast concrete floors at ground floor.

The project is split up into several phases with phase 1 construction complete, phase two construction ongoing and future phases ready for design. Three of the nine multi-storey buildings are complete and tenanted, with another two buildings currently under construction.