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University Building, Dunedin

This University of Otago building was due a complete refurbishment to allow a new University Department to move in. Seismic strengthening was built into the refurbishment project.

As part of the refurbishment, the University wished for the seismic capacity of the building to be increased as the opportunity to work in a completely empty building is not common in the bustling Dunedin Campus.

BMC completed the design and detailing of a solution which allowed the external elevations of the building to remain untouched to preserve its young, but important Architecture.

The solution included internal structural steel brace frames, floor diaphragm connection enhancement, alternate gravity load columns, new concrete foundations and Micropiles.

The final strengthened building will meet and exceed the requirements of the New Zealand Building Code in 2014.

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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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