The University of Auckland – Symonds Street

When it comes to high profile buildings on one of Auckland’s busiest streets there are not many more prominent than the University of Aucklands, Bio-Engineering House. The multi-story high rise cuts an imposing figure with its strong architectural lines anchoring it strongly in the period and time of its design.

When the building owners saw the need for a significant overhaul of the site, it was no surprise to the team at Soudal that the call came through to us.  Water and weather tightness on a structure such as this always has the potential to pose some difficult problems especially considering the materials being used, the high UV profile and the proximity to the marine environment.

The Soudal solution involved a full replacement of sealants, previously polyurethane based with our BRANZ Appraised Gorilla MS Black joint sealant – a superb sealant and adhesive for this type of application, delivering more than 900% elongation of break and a non-slumping finish.  A solution that delivered the water and weather tightness that is quite simply critical.