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Use of Epoxy to Repair Concrete
BMC have undertaken research in partnership with other industry experts on the efficacy of using epoxy to repair reinforced and unreinforced concrete. We concluded that epoxy is an effective means for repairing concrete structural elements. The research has been applied to our residential and commercial structural assessments over the last two years and also in expert witness work on earthquake damaged buildings. In a recent case, details redacted for privacy, the judgement considered the report as part of our expert witness testimony and ruled it “…possible to repair those buildings with epoxy injection of cracks in order to restore their pre-damaged strength.”
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Originally constructed in 1878 the Chief post office is the oldest building in Christchurch’s Cathedral Square. The building was originally intended to be a government building that housed the post office. It was the home to the first government telegraph line in New Zealand between Lyttleton and Christchurch, there is a lot of history including surviving the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes relatively unscathed. As the former Chief Post Office strengthening work nears completion, BMC's Christchurch office took the chance to see the work that our engineers have been up to.
Charlotte Philpott our most recent CPEng engineer has been working on the project for over three years and was happy to guide the office around the site. While the main building came through the earthquakes pretty well, strengthening works have included new reinforced shear walls and timber diaphragms. BMC’s solution for the four-storey clock tower that suffered the most damage, was a post-tensioning strategy. Due to the Category one historical building listing none of the strengthening works was to affect...
Another year and another challenge completed. This year we tried something a little different...
As a sponsor for Challenge Wanaka, BMC is always on the lookout for ways that we can help out and this year was no different! While we have 2 staff members competing, 13 staff volunteering, the biggest contribution this year was using our Digital Capture Technology to provide an interactive map for the venue. A Few late nights and a quick turn around meant that Challenge Wanaka could be enjoyed from all over the world. Have a look for your...
BMC is proud to have been part of this work in conjunction with the Quake Center. Providing sound and reliable information for Building Owners.
The Quake Centre (QC) is a partnership between the NZ Government, UC, and several industry groups. This partnership is currently, all working together in the engineering sector to provide world-class knowledge, research and solutions to seismic issues. BMC is proud to be supporting & sponsoring the QC because it fits tightly within our area of expertise. Aligning with our fundamental company vision and values of, integrity, collaboration, and caring for people & communities. The QC approached BMC to assist with...