Friday, 1 November 2013 8:00 a.m.
by ArchitectureNow Popular
The new Leighs Construction headquarters in central Christchurch will be one of the strongest commercial buildings in the new city, built to Importance Level 4, or 188 per cent of the building code, the same strength hospitals are required to reach. But it’s not just the strength of this building that makes it unique. It is based around a central core that utilises circular crane assisted self-erecting formwork, a first in New Zealand.
And the concrete pour for the slab of the main buildi ...