More than 2000 people from over 100 organisations joined forces under the SCIRT umbrella at the post-earthquake peak of the rebuild. Hundreds of people came and went, bringing innovation and tenacity to an enormous task.
With a wrecked cityscape, broken pipes, twisted roads and bent bridges, the horizontal infrastructure rebuild took five and a half years - more than double the usual lifespan of a civil infrastructure project.
Under the alliance arrangement, many were chosen to complete a particular job, while others came for the experience, before moving on to a higher-level role or being head-hunted because of their upskilling.
SCIRT was a "virtual organisation", so no one was directly employed by the entity. Instead, frameworks and initiatives were established that enabled people to participate, contribute and grow in a structured way.
- Integrated Services Team (IST)
- SCIRT Women in Construction (SWIC)
- Resource Coordination Group (RCG)
- Non-owner participant (NOP)