Jalcon Homes’ scaffolding tent collapsed
12 April 2018
Jalcon Homes’ scaffolding tent at Hobsonville Point collapsed, no injuries
A four-storey high scaffolding tent at Hobsonville Point, which was being constructed over a Jalcon Homes development, came down at 9.30pm Tuesday night due to extremely high winds and stormy conditions battering Auckland.
“No one was on the site at the time and there were no injuries or close calls resulting from the collapse of the tent,” says a Jalcon spokesperson.
The tent collapse was contained on the site. Jalcon staff were on site quickly after the event, securing the site and ensuring that no damage outside of the building area occurred.
The scaffolding tent was being put up prior to construction commencing on 26 new one and two-bedroom apartments. Tenting new construction sites is an innovative initiative being trialled by Jalcon Homes to speed up construction and delivery of new homes in Auckland. The first trial took place without incident on an adjacent site where Jalcon Homes constructed 12 similar units, taking eight weeks off the normal construction time.
Removal and replacement of the scaffolding tent began yesterday morning and is expected to take four to six weeks.