Net gain for new roof

JOEL MAXWELL
Last updated 13:07 12/11/2012
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Net work: Coastlands Aquatic Centre roof workers supported by a swathe of blue safety net at the site last week.

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The roof of the Coastlands Aquatic Centre has turned blue as construction workers weave their way over the $21 million work-in-progress.

Mainzeal project manager Elliott Bartley said a laminated timber beam from the roof will likely be returned to the site some time this week.

Mr Bartley said the beam, comprising strips of timber glued together to form an arch, snapped midair while being lowered into place by crane.

The beam is being repaired in Auckland, but will need to be transported back to Kapiti before it can be put in place - a complex operation for the oversize load.

The snapped section of the beam would be cut out, and a new section inserted and the pieces rejoined, he said.

Meanwhile a swathe of blue across the roof is in fact safety netting for workers.

Mr Bartley said harnessed workers can walk across the roof beams more comfortably with the netting beneath them - but they can also step on the net too.

"It's designed so you can actually stand on it. Just to support their [workers] weight - just to give them something underneath your foot."

Plastic for the roof's see- through ceiling is onsite, but can't be laid till the missing beam is replaced. Mr Bartley said they should be laying the plastic by early December.

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