EQ STRUC was engaged to perform a Detailed Seismic Assessment (DSA) and retrofit concept for the historic unreinforced limestone building at 17 Itchen Street, Oamaru. The 1860s building is two storeys with a third storey attic. It is listed with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust – Pouhere Taonga as a Category 1 structure. Category 1 is given to places of special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value.
Significant aspects of the project included:
- Detailed building investigations.
- Cost effective retrofit concept to 34% and 67%NBS.
- Assessment of the historic two storey stables to the rear of the main building.