2020 Seismic Award Winner, Whanganui Heritage Trust

Key Services

The Westmere Presbyterian Church, on State Highway 3, just north of Wanganui, was built in 1924 as a memorial to locals who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War. Our structural engineers completed a detailed seismic assessment DSA for and retrofit design on this project: 

  • Building investigation and material testing.
  • Detailed seismic assessment of the primary and secondary structural members.
  • Concept, preliminary and detailed seismic retrofit design.
  • Building Consent, tendering, construction observation.
  • The retrofit design was awarded the “Earthquake Strengthening Award – Best Project Under $1m” by New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering.