Department of Conservation Building

Project Description

Constructed pre 1935 and designed originally as a factory, the now Department of Conservation Building was identified as being a potential earthquake risk.

A seismic report was carried out confirming this and detailing areas of weakness within the structure.

BPL Group designed a seismic strengthening scheme to lower the potential earthquake risk of the building while also refurbishing the interior and exterior.

Key features used in the strengthening design include:
  • Wall Bracing
  • Roof Bracing
  • Tie Backs to existing Masonry walls

This project involved careful planning and thorough investigative work into the structure before the design stage could commence. Local knowledge helped to make this a cost effective design while still keeping the history intact.

Project Details
  • Categories:
    EQ Strengthening