Dannevirke Service Centre - Earthquake Strengthening

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Project Overview

Progress and Updates

Photo Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)            

Contacts

  

Project Overview


This project aims to improve the earthquake rating of this Council-owned building at 26 Gordon Street, and to ensure a safe environment for staff and public.

This building was originally built in 1963 and has been altered several times since. It’s generally a lightweight steel and timber framed structure but it also features heavier masonry walls and brick veneers over timber framing in some areas. The earthquake rating has been assessed by Beca Limited (Beca) as less than 34% of the New Building Standards.

Council has asked Beca for advice on upgrading the building to greater than 34% National Building Standards and to Importance Level (IL) 4, which is the importance level required to use the building after a disaster (say, as a civil defence centre).

The roof also needs attention as the internal guttering fills with debris and causes flooding inside the building.

Initial advice was received in January 2019 and Council has asked Beca for additional detailed advice.

 

Why are we doing this?

  • to improve the earthquake rating of the Council building in Dannevirke
  • to ensure a safe environment for staff and the public

Council has asked Beca for advice on upgrading the building to greater than 34% National Building Standards and to Importance Level (IL) 4, which is the importance level required to use the building after a disaster (say, as a civil defence centre)

The roof also needs attention as the internal guttering fills with debris and causes flooding inside the building.

 

What are we doing?

  • Masonry block veneer at the north-east corner
  • Partially filled masonry walls in north-south direction
  • Roof on front of the building
  • Council is waiting on detailed advice before determining the actual work that will be completed

 

Progress and Updates


Current progress

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Latest project updates

  • June 2020: Building plans are currently being finalised. The roof alteration design has now been completed. Tender documents for procurement still need to be finalised as well as building consents submitted.

Previous:

  • 7 August - 11 September 2019: Waiting on technical reports from consultants. 

  

Photo Gallery


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Why is it taking a long time?

Since the Kaikoura Earthquake in November 2016, there has been an overwhelming demand on technical engineering expertise. New Zealand has only a limited number of professionals who work in this area. The issue of earthquake strengthening has also been under close scrutiny from central government. It has taken time for Council to receive the appropriate advice and work through these issues.

 

Contacts


If you have a concern, complaint or compliment regarding this project, you can speak with a member of the Project Team by calling 06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110. You can also email info@tararuadc.govt.nz with your contact details and request for a member of the Project Team to get in touch with you.