As the principal contractor for the construction and dismantling of the Expo Dubai 2020 New Zealand Pavilion, RIMOND combined all of its past experience in fast track construction into a 2000 sqm pavilion.
The pavilion was designed by New Zealand-based architecture firm Jasmax in collaboration with Haumi, Whanganui iwi Te ti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Workshop-e, Kaynemaile, and Mott MacDonald.
The construction started in October 2019 and was completed in 24 months due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to the Expo 2020’s postponement.
Working closely with the employer and principal designer, we provided a seamless and cohesive delivery.
Learning from our previous work on the Expo World Event projects, our early involvement enabled us to embed value-engineered options with cost certainty into the design.
Our early engagement also allowed us to form an integrated team with the client, designers and managers much earlier in the process. Collaboration with our supply chain from the early design stages was key to obtain better results.
Thanks to our use of modern methods of construction, we manufactured components of the project off-site, getting the most out of the logistic space on site and reducing on site generated waste.
As part of the legacy, we created a transparent trail of lessons learned. This included health and safety, sustainability, employment, and skills targets, and helped our leadership to identify areas for improvement to achieve excellent results here and elsewhere.