Christchurch was a limited user of pipe lining for underground pipe repairs but that changed after the earthquakes because of the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of this well-established type of trenchless technology.
Christchurch had been a limited user of the trenchless technology of pipe lining to repair underground pipe networks before the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
Innovative intervention and aspirational steps propelled the pursuit of higher safety standards. Policy and best practice were redefined as SCIRT helped power the shift, driving the construction industry to reset the health and safety benchmark.
A powerful photographic montage captured the SCIRT journey in a special memento book for staff.
All of the hundreds of people who contributed to the remarkable achievements of SCIRT received a copy of the book to celebrate and acknowledge their dedication to a long and tough task, rebuilding Christchurch's horizontal infrastructure.
SCIRT was recognised nationally and internationally with awards for its achievements in several areas from civil engineering and construction to IT, planning and the environment, including winning the prestigious Brunel Medal in 2013.
The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) gathered an impressive array of awards over its brief five and a half year life.
Prioritising the SCIRT rebuild work involved understanding and managing the influences on the programme while completing the most important projects first.
Doing the right thing at the right time in the right place - as well as coordinating all the work to minimise disruption - was key.