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Blenheim Road, Christchurch

Built for the International Harvester Company in 1955, the buildings at 447 Blenheim Road provided an interesting challenge to BMC’s engineers in post-quake Christchurch.

BMC were initially engaged to undertake Detailed Engineering Evaluations of the three different structures onsite and to propose a repair strategy to ensure these high-profile buildings could continue to function safely for the occupants.

The project was hampered from the start by a lack of as built plans. Intrusive investigations discovered that like many buildings of the period the structures were built with durable but heavy materials and little seismic capacity. A last minute acquisition of plans from a university collection revealed further structural flaws.

Despite all these setbacks BMC managed to produce the Detailed Engineering Evaluations and a comprehensive plan for strengthening the buildings. Throughout this BMC enjoyed the co-operation of the building owners, tenants and project managers.

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Wanaka Office

Physical address:
Level 3, 99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka.
(Entrance up stairs at back of building off
public car park - Dunmore Street)
Postal address:
PO Box 456, Wanaka, 9343
Office phone:
(03) 443 4531

Christchurch Office

Physical address:
Level Three, Moore Stephens
Markhams Building
335 Lincoln Rd (Cnr Bernard and Lincoln)
Addington, Christchurch 8024
Postal address:
PO Box 9440, Tower Junction,
Christchurch, 8149
Office phone:
(03) 338 3351

Queenstown Office

Physical address:
Suite 7, Level One
34 Grant Road
Frankton, Queenstown 9371
Postal address:
PO Box 456, Wanaka 9343
Office phone:
(03) 441 3351
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