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This Invercargill 4 storey commercial reinforced concrete building required a detailed seismic assessment (DSA). BMC carried out a DSA and the building was found to be in the ‘earthquake risk’ category (between 34% & 66%NBS capacity).

The owner instructed BMC to complete a detailed design of strengthening works to a minimum of 67%NBS capacity. Geotechnical input was required to determine the soil interaction parameters for the foundation system. Initial computer modelling of the building using ETABS was supplemented with a ‘push over analysis’ to identify progressive ‘failure’ points in the building structure.

Strengthening and support elements were introduced into the building to deal with these ‘failure’ points and provide a robust and economical strengthening solution. Full CAD detail drawings and building consent documentation was provided.

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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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