Stephenson&Turner were employed by KIPT to remove engineering services elements to enable seismic strengthening features to be added, and reinstate aftermath at minimum cost.
Work began in 2013 after engineers assessed the building as being between 33% and 66% of the new building standard. The scope initially planned to increase the NBS to 70% but increased to 100% in recognition of the strong tenant demand for fully strengthened buildings within Wellington’s market. This necessitated substantial additions to shear core walls, the lobby transfer beam and support of pre-cast elements.
So all occupants could continue business as usual and without disruption or interruption we identified the extent of the removals and staged the work needed proposing solutions where reinstatement became frustrated.
A great success of the project has been the collaborative nature of the project team with the consultants and contractor.