While we work through the resource consent process with the Christchurch City Council and the wider UC and Ōtautahi Christchurch Communities, we’re taking the opportunity to have a closer look at land we hope to use for proposed new facilities on Dovedale, the site that will become UC’s Digital Screen Campus.
Geotech work is scheduled to take place on the land behind hoardings on Dovedale Avenue from 18 to 26 July.
While much of the work should go unnoticed by our Dovedale neighbours, staff, tenants and students living in the Hayashi and Sonoda villages, sonic boreholes scheduled for 25-26 July are expected to generate short bursts of loud noise.
Depending on how hard the drill has to work to excavate the ground, the sound generated from sonic boreholes can be anywhere between 75 – 100 decibels. Given the proximity of the test locations to neighbouring occupied spaces however, the intensity should be relatively low.
Each test should take no longer than two minutes to complete and the team will be working on three holes over those two days.
A complete rundown of the works planned this month:
- Core Penetration Tests and Scala Penetrometer testing will run from 18 July to 21 July.
- Sonic Boreholes will start 25 July, finishing 26 July.
All works, and sound generated as a result, will comply with the Christchurch City Council’s Resource Management Act.
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