Last month signified a major milestone at Jannali, the first of the basement ground slabs were poured. The period leading up to it though, proved a challenge with much design work required to resolve an unknown issue arising from the flood study. The “easy solution” was to increase the height of the ground slab, which in turn would have had the undesirable impact of reducing the ceiling height of the new tavern.
To avoid this, numerous meetings, discussions and negotiations with council were held, not to mention engineering proposals from our contractor Duffy Kennedy to implement practical solutions to satisfy both council and the new owners of the tavern, JDA Hotels.
After months of proposals, a solution that made all parties somewhat satisfied: raise the ground floor of the tavern while increasing the height of the building to ensure the tavern is not compromised.
The above highlights the importance of having a quality project team and builder to ensure such matters can be successfully resolved. While such issues like the “one in 100 year flood” seem like a long time away, the ramifications to achieving a design that ensures residents safety and practicality of a building, requires time…how much time is the unknown prior to construction commencing. Watch our projects director, Kimmo Pitkanen talk about our latest achievements on Jannali.