b'A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWNtender process, which doesnt capture the deepToday, D&H Steel is adding considerableIt will be two years from the time D&H knowledge of the specialist subcontractors and,value at the front end, applying its engineeringbecame involved till construction starts.too often, discussions on risk allocation aresmarts to identify cost savings. The teamOne of the largest publicly funded steel reserved until final pre-let negotiations. ESI,also spends a lot of time with clients inprojects ever undertaken in New Zealand, this on the other hand, delivers projects that carrycollaborative detailed planning sequencing,13-storey, base-isolated hospital will require much less risk, enjoy fewer variations and aremethodologies, logistics and programmes. an estimated 14,000 tonnes of structural steel.typically much better planned. We are most definitely getting out of D&H has been preselected to undertake the Waynes engineering know-how and the hard tender race to the bottom market. $100 million steel contract as part of a joint business nous were the perfect accompanimentNow, with Wayne and the team, were gettingventure. We wouldnt want to commit to the to ESI.in on ESI, says Dean Pouwhare, citing projectswhole project ourselves because it would By the mid-2000s the industry was comingof today like the University of Aucklandrequire us to devote too much of our resource of age, says Wayne. So we started buildingRecreation and Wellness Centre, Ttarato just one project and one client, says Wayne. a reputation for being professional andHaumaru at North Shore Hospital and Site 6D&H is teaming up with Christchurch-based engineering-solutions focused rather thanWynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct. John Jones Steel to deliver this project.having a traditional trade-based focus. Dunedin Hospital is another ESI project.132'