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ComFlor Saves Time and Construction Costs for Novotel Auckland Airport

The 263-room Novotel hotel at Auckland’s International Airport had a fixed deadline — to be ready to host the thousands of international fans coming to the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Originally designed as a concrete framed structure with pre-cast floors, the plans changed as the deadline loomed closer.

The project redesign saw a switch to a steel-framed structure, complete with ComFlor composite steel decking mid-floors. The result was a significant shortening of the construction programme, to easily meet the opening date.

Performance: A total 13,400m² of ComFlor 60, ComFlor 80 and ComFlor 210 was installed in the 12-level hotel. ComFlor provided advantages in seismic, gravity and foundation design — as well as satisfying the all-important acoustics requirements.

Fast turnaround: ComFlor’s short lead times for manufacture and installation were a key factor in keeping this project ahead of its critical timelines. Great teamwork between ComFlor Building Systems and their approved installer, Composite Floor Decks Ltd, saw them named "number one contractor" by Hawkins Construction’s project manager.

Cost efficient: The steel-frame and ComFlor solution delivered significant savings over the original pre-cast concrete option, and enhanced the financial viability of the project. The shorter construction schedule also resulted in minimal crane hire and other on-site cost savings.

To learn more about how your project could take advantage of the many benefits provided by using ComFlor, or to arrange an in practice presentation from one of ComFlor’s representatives, please call ComFlor on +64 9 271 1780, or email

*ComFlor® is a registered trade mark used in Australia and New Zealand under licence from Tata Steel UK Limited

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