EQSTRUC were commissioned to complete the detailed seismic assessment, retrofit concept and detailed design for the existing two storey unreinforced clay brick masonry building located at 15 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui. The structure was designed to achieve a minimum of 34%NBS and utilised cost effective strengthening. Significant aspects of the project included:
- New ground floor transverse steel frames, with timber shear walls above.
- Independent steel parapet space frame.
- Renovation to the existing structure including new garage, verandah extension and internal fit out.