Earthquake strengthening is not a ‘one method fits all’ process. However the experience gained on each project builds better knowledge and understanding of how best practices can be applied to meet the needs of each individual project.
Structural Strengthening and Repair Works
165 Cashel Street Christchurch
The project to repair, strengthen and restore the former All Seasons Hotel (Hotel So) commenced in March 2014, with stage one (the first four floors) opening mid-April 2015 and the remainder of the hotel by the end of June 2015. It is one of the largest seismic upgrade and refurbishment projects undertaken in Christchurch to date.
This project has provided not only lessons in physical construction but the challenges of working in the heart of the city where traffic access changes regularly placing consistent pressure on programming constraints.