The team at NCTIR (NZTA/Kiwirail) have just released another great video highlighting the work underway on Ohau Point north of Kaikoura. It shows the mammoth task everyone, including HGS, is challenged with.
HGS – stabilising New Zealand’s largest active rockfall site – we’re enjoying the adventure.
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(Video compliments of NZTA/Kiwirail/NCTIR)
The site was classified a “Class D –Deep or Soft soil site” as defined in the New Zealand Standard NZS 1170.5:2004, with soils comprising Hinuera Sands and Silts up to 10m thick overlying Puketoka Clays. The upper sands and silts were deemed liquefiable and the new bridge structure needed suitable ground improvement measures incorporated into its foundation design.