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Milford Alliance Avalanche Response Team Building

The Milford Road Alliance is a partnership between the NZ Transport Agency and Downer NZ to ensure the safe and efficient management of activities on State highway 94 between Te Anau and Milford Sound. These include avalanche control, incident response, managing the Homer Tunnel and general maintenance for the route.

On behalf of the Milford Alliance, RBG designed a new Avalanche Response Team Building near the entrance to the Homer Tunnel. Site conditions, a highly seismic area, and remote access made this a particularly challenging project. RBG was able to deliver an efficient and robust solution to meet the project requirements and added significant value by demonstrating the structure could be built from timber and still meet New Zealand’s seismic performance requirements.

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