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.