Auckland International Airport Ltd has been making changes to the Auckland domestic terminal to meet the needs of the growing number of domestic travellers using the airport. Improved traffic flow, increased parking and a range of other changes for the long-term improvement of the terminal were planned - all while both domestic terminals remained open.
Managing improvements with travellers still using the terminals required some clever traffic management by the Downer team. Barriers from CSP Pacific’s Hire Division were used to cordon off pedestrians, commercial and other traffic while the work was undertaken.
“There was a requirement by Auckland Airport that any barriers used preferably be new, definitely be clean - without any graffiti - and all one colour,” said Ronaldo Jamalos, Project Supervisor from Downer Construction. “A colleague of mine suggested I ring CSP Pacific and I ended up talking to Mario Bennett and told him what I needed.”
“When Ronaldo rang and explained the situation we fortunately had brand new Water-Wall™ TL-1 Barrier on hand to give to Downer for this job,” says Mario Bennett, Hire Sales Engineer for CSP Pacific. “They also had a requirement for a Trailer Mounted Variable Message Sign (VMS) which they wanted to use for traffic destined for the Jetstar terminal so it could be redirected off George Bolt Drive via another route.”
CSP Pacific delivered the barriers required, filling and installing them on schedule. Ronaldo explains, “Mario and the guys at CSP Pacific have just been great. I ring Mario and it happens. They have given us the best service - I couldn’t have asked for better.”
With the work on the forecourt of the terminals nearing completion the CSP Pacific Hire team have been removing the barriers and equipment as required. “We were just happy to help with what Downer needed,” adds Mario. “It seems our Water-Wall™ TL-1 Barrier fitted the bill perfectly.”
Stage one - Changes to the terminal include: