Passive Fire NZ have taken care of Passive Fire across our sites, working closely with our estimation department as well as our onsite delivery teams. We find working with Passive Fire NZ easy and user friendly. Their workmanship is first class. I have no problem recommending Passive Fire NZ to anyone.
Hawkins engaged Passive Fire NZ to undertake passive fire protection works throughout the 18 level Connect Apartments project at 70 Anzac Ave, Auckland. Throughout the project Passive Fire NZ were excellent to deal with on all levels, both on and off site. Their workmanship exceeded expectations, with the Auckland Council inspectors often noting that Passive Fire NZ’s work was always excellent, and that if they saw their sticker they knew that they didn’t need to worry. The Auckland Council sign off process was also made easy with Passive Fire NZ’s ‘live’ digital floor plans, in which every penetration on the project was captured via pins, which contained before and after images, as well as the date, time, and applicator of each penetration. The Passive Fire NZ Project Manager had a consistent presence on site, and was always proactive in foreseeing issues and raising these in a timely manner. Additionally, they ensured that appropriate resource was always allocated to the project, meaning deadlines were never missed. Health and safety was also a strong point, with weekly toolbox meetings and inspections being completed without any prompting, and always being armed with fit for purpose PPE, access equipment etc. On the back of their strong performance on the Connect Apartments project, Hawkins engaged Passive Fire NZ on the University of Auckland B401/B402 project, where they again produced a well managed and executed project on all levels. I have no hesitation in recommending Passive Fire NZ to other contractors, and am more than happy to discuss our positive experience further over the phone should you require.
Passive Fire NZ have attended as a passive fire protection subcontractor on a number of SMC commercial projects since 2016. The most recent being Highbrook Building 6 - a multi-storey office building development and the Plytech Auckland HQ. Highbrook Building 6 had a fairly complex curtain wall facade where fire separation was required between floors while maintaining a seismic gap from the slab, in addition to various floor and wall penetrations requiring fire resistant systems. The Passive Fire NZ solution for the curtain wall on this project was particularly helpful as it allowed other works to continue in areas, we had assumed would be on hold during the process shaving weeks off the construction programme and providing some cost saving. Passive Fire NZ have exceeded our expectations as a contractor and their team are professional and accommodating with day to day challenges that arise. Their communication and quality assurance are excellent and provided well ahead of PC ensuring a smooth sign off with consultants. SMC Construction would be happy to use Passive Fire NZ on any future projects and would not hesitate to recommend to others.
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