The Waitomo Caves Visitor Centre is a spectacular gateway to the Waitomo Glowworm caves. This impressive, award winning building also serves the wider community as a premier conference and dining venue.
Holmes Fire provided a number of unique fire engineered solutions on this project including:
- Assessment of the unprotected structural timber shell canopy;
- Justification of the EFTE pillows that form the roof;
- Removal of the need to treat the decorative timber wall panelling with fire retardant; and
- Omission of fire detection beneath the shell canopy.
Our vital role on this project enabled the architectural freedom required to achieve the unique features of this beautiful and functional building.