Hello valued clients and contacts,
Concrete Structure Investigation’s response to the Covid-19 Level 3 alert, with the upgrade to Level 4 Wednesday midnight:
CSI can continue to work remotely on your queries for pricing and completing reports where data has already been collected., as our team can work remotely on these and share electronically for peer review.
CSI can go to site where the work is for Essential Services, but we will not be able to attend non-essential site work until the current Level is downgraded.
As with the rest of the country, we are very sorry not to be able to progress your business requirements beyond the points above. We wish you all to be safe and let’s hope we can beat the spread of the virus and be back to work as soon as possible.
If you are contacting us about some pricing here are some really good tips so that we can get it right for you:
To assist CSI’s representatives with ensuring that we can provide you with the most cost effective, accurate and timely pricing and service we request you please share with us any information that you may have about the structure or building you are enquiring about. Sending us all drawings, photos and any other relevant information will ultimately benefit your project and allow us to be more informed. Please see below for a list of required information.
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If you have information and are unsure that it is useful please do send it to us regardless, to be able to provide our best service we require to be informed.
Please contact Kurtis 0800 33 77 67 if you have any questions.
Best regards, The Team at CSI
Compusoft Engineering Ltd was charged with completing a detailed seismic assessment of a structure in Auckland. CSI was engaged by the building owner and Compusoft were the consultant engineers in the project.
The building has multiple stories and was constructed utilising reinforced concrete construction and the recorded drawings gave the option to use either discrete bars or non-ductile mesh to reinforce the floor diaphragm. However, there was no record of what was used in the as-built construction.
The original assessment identified some deficiencies in the seismic resisting system that would require retrofit strengthening.
Due to the ambiguity and uncertainty in the construction details, CSI was engaged to scan and confirm the reinforcement present.
The key focus was to confirm that the ‘as-built’ reinforcement detail in the slab was in place, as this would influence the extent of strengthening required.
Through scanning of the floor, it was established what reinforcement was used in the floor diaphragms. Scanning also identified variances in the as-built construction from that detailed in the record drawings. In particular, CSI was able to confirm that a number of starter bars were not installed as required.