RDT were engaged as Ministry of Education’s ETC and PM to the project. They were reliable, attentive and great to work alongside with. I appreciated their assistance with keeping the project on track and ensuring any issues were mitigated in a timely manner.
We enjoyed the energy, insights and professionalism of the RDT team and are very pleased with the outcome of the due diligence report. RDT have experience and skills but most of all, they show a huge amount of respect for te ao Māori.
RDT have provided project management services to Auckland Airport including providing project management services to the Hellmann Worldwide Logistics project that is situated in the Landing Business Park. This was a high profile project with a high level of complexity. RDT played a key role in managing this project, most notably through the effective management of multiple stakeholders, which resulted in a very challenging project being delivered very effectively and on programme.
Extract from Waikato Times, April 2004) quoting the Minister of Health, Annette King:
Ms King applauded the board’s proposal, saying it survived rigorous scrutiny, and the final plan was “excellent”.
“I am impressed that great thought has been given to the way the campus redevelopment at both hospitals reflects the new ways of organising, integrating and delivering services across the region”.
Many challenges faced by the team were unique to New Zealand building practice, and those that weren’t, required innovative and collaborative practices across the entire team of consultants. RDT Pacific managed this complex process extremely well, looking always for cost-effective solutions without compromising the architect’s vision.
The project management skills that RDT Pacific brought to this project, and the team they put in place to support our outputs and business benefits were first class. The building was delivered on time and on programme. This was a highly commendable outcome, and considerable result.
RDT Pacific has added significant value to the high-level project thinking and detailed design concepts. They assembled a dedicated and professional team of supporting specialists to guide and advise the project steering group through the myriad of issues to seismically upgrade the historic 1950’s administration building. The team has worked hard, we’ve had some fun, and are currently in delivery mode having analysed options and opportunities and agreed on a final engineering and architectural solution. It has been challenging, but we have respect for the manner in which RDT Pacific and their staff have managed the project both up the management hierarchy and down to the main contractor level. It has been a pleasure working with them, and we are looking forward to delivery of a stronger, essentially new building.
Many challenges were overcome by your management team who were well led by Mike Hanson. Mike is thorough and shows a high degree of technical knowledge and ability. He is a committed Project Manager who takes a “best for project” view in everything he does. Importantly, given the wide range of stakeholders involved with the project, Mike’s ability to engender a team-based, collaborative working environment has been a key contributor to the project’s success.
The team from RDT Pacific were totally professional, responsive to our needs and forthcoming with options to add value and maximise savings throughout the project.
This was a complex project and we were impressed with the way RDT was able to assist us with the management of the Design and Build Contract. In particular the coordination of the various stakeholders and the ‘solution orientation’ approach to assisting the contractor demonstrated by RDT Pacific was one of the key reasons for the very successful outcome that was achieved.
The main building is exceeding expectations. It enables natural synergies among teams, it’s safer, thanks to a fit-for-purpose layout; and it encourages interaction with partner agencies and the community. It’s also highly flexible to change and growth and represents a sound investment through reduced operating expenses and optimised value. This flagship Police Station is already an iconic presence in the centre of Rotorua City. The new premises offer local police an opportunity to ‘do a whole lot of things better’: to better serve victims of crime, the general public and each other.