BEST OF THE BEST www.engineeringnews.co.nz 37 JONEL HYDRAULICS Jonel Hydraulics has made its name in the fast turnaround hydraulic cylinder repairs. Typically it gets a couple of days to a couple of weeks’ window for a project, but every now and then some extraordinary action is called for. An example is Pirtek Otago recently booking in for a quick turnaround cylinder repair. To speed things up Pirtek Otago ordered new barrel material and a new seal kit following which it drove the cylinder up from Dunedin to Jonel Hydraulics’ Christchurch workshop on a Friday afternoon. Jonel ascertained that the new barrel material was 100mm too short. Jonel alerted the customer, tracked down the only available replacement material in Auckland, pre-machined the barrel in Auckland, and speed freighted it to Christchurch on the Saturday afternoon. The Christchurch team machined and honed the new barrel and assembled, tested and painted it for the customer to take back to Dunedin by lunchtime on the Sunday. In a nutshell the numbers were as follows: 28-hour job turnaround time, 700kms driven, 130kg of steel on an urgent flight, 46 man-hours and one happy customer. Jonel offers a range of hydraulic services including cylinder repairs and manufacture, Enerpac industrial tools, hire tools, and hydraulic project and consultancy services. MAINMARK Mainmark is a leading provider of advanced ground engineering and asset preservation technologies. Privately-owned and award winning, it has become renowned for its non-invasive engineered resin injection techniques that raise, re-level and re-support structures as well as strengthening weak ground to combat building subsidence. In addition the company boasts many expanded capabilities - including highly specialised ground engineering works - which encompass a range of solutions and technologies that help revitalise ageing infrastructure, protect and reinforce steel and concrete assets, and fill sink holes and voids in commercial and civil infrastructure sectors. The solutions that Mainmark offers include JOG computer-controlled grouting, jet grouting, Terefil lightweight cementitious void fill, Teretek engineered resin solution, and ENCAP6. To date the company has accrued extensive technical experience from projects undertaken in earthquake prone regions. In this regard it has developed new and proven earthquake remediation solutions, including a revolutionary liquefaction mitigation process that is applied retrospectively to the ground beneath a structure. In honour of its contribution Mainmark received the International Project of the Year award at the 2016 Ground Engineering Awards in London for the Christchurch Art Gallery re-levelling project. Mainmark recently announced an exclusive partnership with STRAAM, the world’s first structural monitoring system that uses a structural-cardiograph to monitor a building’s dynamic signature or ‘heartbeat’. MOTT MACDONALD Mott MacDonald is a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding its clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges. From the world’s first underground railway in London in the late 1800s to the harnessing of hydroelectricity from the River Nile in 1902 at Aswan Dam, Mott MacDonald’s history is synonymous with innovation. The company’s network of experts, active in over 150 countries, is known for seeing opportunities in complexity and turning obstacles into elegant, sustainable solutions. Mott MacDonald’s work in New Zealand dates back over 40 years. Currently it is providing leading edge engineering, design, and advisory services for the country’s most significant transport, water and building developments. In Auckland it is designing the city’s tallest building. Standing at 187m, the 52-storey residential tower on Customs St will pave the way for a new breed of tall buildings that will change the city’s skyline. It is also part of the design team delivering Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL). The CRL is set to enhance Auckland’s existing rail network and provide more direct connections within the city. Proponents have touted that it will significantly improve access into and around New Zealand’s densest city and enable 30,000 to commute during peak transport periods.
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