Rock drilling, Whakatete Bay, Coromandel
to getting completed
An emergency response to a complex rockfall event.
Handheld equipment is our preferred option where possible. Compared to a rig drilling operation, handheld drilling can be fast and very cost effective.
Our geotechnical capability includes Rock Scaling and Hazard Assessment, Explosive Blasting, Rockfall Defences, Rock Reenforcement and Erosion Control.
Bridge Inspection and Reporting
Rope access can get our inspectors hands-on to all areas of the structure for data collection. We can also provide our clients direct access to locations using fully compliant access and safety systems under our control.
Our clients can be provided with detailed factual reports, photographs and video as required.
Avalon are highly experienced in structural inspection, construction and maintenance. We produce accurate structural assessments which lead to reliable estimates. Avalon offers structural investigation and construction services, both at height and in confined spaces. We have experience in a wide range of techniques in diverse environments.
Building inspection in Auckland's CBD.
us to go
to getting where you need
This project involved a detailed condition assessment and exterior building survey of a 40 storey building in Auckland's CBD.
Avalon's inspection team includes qualified building practitioners for whom safely accessing difficult and high locations is a routine challenge.
All our rigging and ropework is designed to allow rapid recovery in the event of an emergency. that said, we have never had a serious incident, accident or liability insurance claim in our 22 year track record.
Horizontal Fall Arrest Lines and Cleaning.
Naturally one of our main concerns is preventing falls. Avalon designed and installed permanent fall arrest lines that facilitate safe access onto these structures and in this location, the client also used Avalon to carry out cleaning.
Call Avalon for user-friendly, low maintenance and cost effective high-quality systems that are designed specifically for your site.
We also provide and install proprietary imported systems and Avalon is a Latchways, MSA and SOLL installer, giving the client plenty of options.
All of our systems fully comply with Health and Safety Legislation and Standards.
Access walkway installation.
This project involved removing old and corroding access ways and replacing them with professionally designed and fabricated platforms and guardrails using fibre reinforced plastic. This lightweight material negated many of the issues normally associated with this type of installation.
From managing the hot works to confined space access Avalon's proprietary safety management systems have ensured 22 years of high performance.
Kaikoura SH1 rebuild.
the best way
With a bold target of opening SH1 by Christmas 2017, the work required many contractors and became a highly complex logistical operation in addition to the challenging nature of the work itself.
Avalon deployed four lightweight pneumatic drill rigs purpose designed for difficult access environments. These rigs can each drill 120mm diameter holes up to 20m in depth.
Once complete, the rock anchoring, netting and fencing works will see State Highway 1 far more resilient to future seismic events.
Kaikoura SH1 rebuild.
Geotechnical work is Avalon's primary speciality and our teams thrive in this very challenging type of work.
Avalon supplies rockfall protection systems that meet the very highest specifications of durability, strength and performance.
- High energy nets
- Draped double twist mesh
- Wire rope reinforced mesh
- Rockfall catch fences
- Debris flow barriers
- Passive measures up to 5000kJ certified