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New house on sloping site in Churton Park, Wellington. Key Services Provided: Prepared fire report based on the MBIE’s guidance to assess the building with regard to NZBC Compliance using C/AS1 Provided active fire protection detailing for the primary structural members. Provision of producer statement

Key Services Provided: Fire Report and Evacuation Schemes for 3 levels of two existing office buildings on Amersham Way, Manukau assessed against the Acceptable Solutions using C/AS4 and C/AS5. The key design elements addressed included: The total number of occupancies. The means of escape and fire safety features. Advised on…

Key Services Provided: Seismic retrofit design for existing structure. Detailed structural design of the proposed alterations. Alterations include new attic level, proposed orangery structure, basement extension, infills and openings to the existing brick walls, a new conference room and new fire escapes.

Structural design for 3 house development on steep site in Northland. Key Services Provided: Reviewed relevant information for the design including site specific geotechnical report; Provided high-level mark-up concept to coordinate design output. Provided detailed structural design for retaining walls, balustrade, floor slab and foundations. Specific design of new structural…

Key Services Provided: Desktop review of available information; Onsite investigation of the as-built configuration of the building; Quantitative analysis to identify structural weaknesses and the critical structural weakness; Concept retrofit design to address the earthquake vulnerabilities identified in the assessment.

Testing and reporting on portal frames, sub-floors and masonry infills of the gym building at Wellington Girls College. Key Services Provided: Detailed building inspection of the key structural features. Scanning of the structural elements using a ground penetrating radar (GPR) and rebar scope (Profoscope). Drilling investigation holes and localised removal…

Key Services Provided: Building investigation and material testing including test loading and material sampling and compression testing Detailed seismic assessment of the primary and secondary structural members; Coordination and collaboration with the wider project team

This lightweight design reduces the need for heavy steel and massive reinforced concrete components. Mass/Weight in design is not your friend. The heavier the structure is the greater the demand on seismic systems. Key Services Provided: Staged design of the new apartment blocks Coordination with the project team Construction review

8 townhouses using Light Gauge Steel (LGS) in a three and four storey building. Using steel framing, all construction components were completed within three weeks Key Services Provided: Staged design of the new townhouses Full detailing Pine Avenue Townhouses LGS Detailing Model

We have an experienced team that understands the challenges faced by architects, suppliers and contractors. Ceilings PS1 Design and PS4 Construction Review for suspended ceilings (including grid and tile, plasterboard and feature ceilings). Experienced in NZS 1170.5. Ensuring compliance with NZ Building Code. Partitions PS1 Design and PS4 Construction Review…

Airbags were used to apply lateral loads to internal masonry walls on a job this week. This type of testing is often used on internal masonry walls and in-filled masonry walls by our structural engineers. The application of lateral loads simulates out-of-plane wall loads and is used to accurately determine…