A seismic assessment was required to be done on the Equippers Church, located at 9 Mercury Lane in Auckland.
A seismic assessment was required on the Equippers Church, located at 9 Mercury Lane. Due to insufficient information in the as built, CSI were engaged to undertake an investigation so the structural engineers had the information they needed for their assessment. The building was constructed in 1910.
Various components of the building were investigated, ranging from concrete slabs to timber portal connections. CSI provided a combination of GPR scanning, ferro scanning, drilling and visual surveys to collect the information. The data was then compiled into a comprehensive report, including scan analysis and CAD sketches, which could be referred to for their assessment.
Throughout the investigation CSI was in communication with the engineer, providing updates on what was uncovered. An adaptive approach allowed the scope to be revised as information was uncovered. This meant the investigation could be tailored, while it was in progress, to suit the requirements of the project.
Along with this, CSI worked with the engineer and client to devise a plan for obtaining the most information, with the least amount of destructive works. With the vast majority of the work being nondestructive, the buildings long standing heritage was able to be preserved.