American Ambassador – Apia, Samoa

Apia, Samoa

We were contracted to complete an ambitious project for the American Ambassador working in Apia, Samoa (we do a number of jobs across the pacific).

They had one of the top New York Architects put forward a proposal which was so creative and leading edge, the steel had to be custom built in NZ and exported by ship.

Due to the tight radii of the roof steel required by the design , this job required steel beams to be split down the middle, individually roll formed in “T” sections, rewelded together and assessed by weld inspectors (Flawlessly)..

The job was so ambitious, they required over $360,000 worth of steel, which we were proudly able to organise, ship and install for them.

Part of the difficulties with jobs of this nature is that because we were creating new structures that have not been made before, communicating with architects and engineers half a world away, co-ordinating with shipping deadlines, and co-ordinating with the various contractor’s travel itineraries, it meant that if we missed the boat for any of the required components, this could push out the entire build. We are proud of the fact that we managed to hit every single export deadline with days to spare.