9 St Mary’s Rd, Waipukurua

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EQ STRUC was engaged to perform a Detailed Seismic Assessment (DSA) and retrofit concept for the historic unreinforced clay brick masonry church at 9 St Marys Road, Waipukurua. The building is single storey full height church with two storey bell tower.
Significant aspects of the project included:

  • On-site testing including GPR scanning, bed joint shear tests, brick and mortar laboratory testing and opening up of the structure to identify structural makeup.
  • Cost effective retrofit concept to 34% and 67%NBS.

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