BLIND FOUNDATION BUILDINGS: DESIGNING A SEISMIC STRENGTHENING SYSTEM THAT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED IN STAGES
We undertook seismic assessments of four Blind Foundation Buildings in Parnell - Jubilee Hall, Cavit Building, Workshop Building and Pearson House. Following this we designed seismic strengthening schemes for each of these.
Jubilee Hall is currently under construction, the Cavit and Workshop Buildings are being strengthened in stages as tenants move out, and Pearson House is on hold.
Benefits of having us on the team:
The seismic strengthening scheme for Jubilee Hall was expensive. In order to reduce costs we removed the need to repair the roof by moving all works required to its underside. This saved our client approximately $500K.
The client wanted upgrades to the Cavit and Workshop buildings to be carried out over time as tenants moved out. As a result we designed a scheme that could be done bit by bit. This was challenging as we had to work through how everything fits together. Where possible, we have limited strengthening works to each single tenancy.