Wanganui Collegiate School
The Science Block building at Wanganui Collegiate School was constructed in the late 1960’s and has always been used as a laboratory block.
BPL Group was engaged to undertake a detailed assessment of the structure.
This confirmed the findings of the initial report and highlighted areas of weakness.
A strengthening scheme was then designed to lower the potential risk in an earthquake.
This scheme included shutting the block down while work was underway.
The design incorporated the use of:
- Shear Walls
- Ground Beams
- Wall Bracing Frames
- Roof Bracing
Categories:Education, EQ Strengthening