For the case studies page on their website, I shot these photos in an afternoon on location in Parklands, Christchurch. The shoot documents TruLine’s capability in “Trenchless Technology”, specifically a tricky section of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) of a new sewer main at 5m depth in fully saturated sand. This fast and highly accurate “Horizontal Infrastructure” laying technique is achieved by way of a synchronised deployment of highly skilled and experienced operators, high tech machinery and tight coordination between the project team members. From skilled labourers and drivers up the chain to the site engineer—close communication is maintained between the project team members via modern telecommunications.
The brief was to document the highly accurate and technically difficult drilling required to install new Parklands West Area Infrastructure Gravity Wastewater line at over 4m depth in very challenging, “running sand” or water saturated sandy ground, and all achieved within 2m of an existing, “pumping” half metre diameter wastewater pipeline from the Belfast Freezing Work. I used the novel approach with this case study of interviewing the site foreman as he walked me around the job site and explained the HDD project in overview, and the specific characteristics of the sub-task I was there to photograph.
Project name: Tru-Line Civil Website case studies portfolio
Client (Industry): TruLine Civil (Construction/Contracting)
Discipline: Documentary photography / Corporate communications design / Infographics / Maps / Technical writing / Web content management
Format: Website / Case Studies / Methodologies
Location: Parklands West, Christchurch, New Zealand
Date: September 2014
Design firm: MagentaDot Brands
Photographer: Shaun Waugh
Client: Tru-Line Civil