Special Character

  • Riverbend Bible Church

    Brief

    To provide geotechnical, structural, civil and fire engineering design as part of a design team from feasibility and concept through to construction completion.

    Project Outline

    This architecturally designed upgrade of the existing multi-use building, incorporated a new ablutions block and enclosed walkway linking the two facilities. The project included stormwater design, new foundations, steel frames, masonry and timber walls, as well as demolition and strengthening of existing brick walls.

    Challenges

    The geotechnical report indicated the site had geotechnical challenges which required upgraded foundation solutions including foundation ties and rafting.

    We were required to create a structural design that met the client’s criteria, while  minimally disrupting the interior of the multi-use building. This was achieved by applying strengthening to the exterior using buttressing structures for strengthening and structural framing of additional walkways and utility rooms.

    We also had to design on-site stormwater disposal solutions.

     

  • Maryknoll Chapel

    Brief

    To provide geotechnical, structural and fire engineering design from feasibility and concept through to the completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    The project involved an upgrade of the existing monastery accommodation block and construction of a new chapel. The development also included the upgrade of the accessway.

    Challenges

    The new chapel was a challenging structure, utilising curved glue-laminated timber rafters to form a dome on a sloping site.

  • Karamu High School Sculpture

    Brief

    To provide structural design from feasibility and concept through to the completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    The project involved foundation and super-structure design of a complex steel sculpture.

    Challenges

    The complexity of the structure required a combination of design modelling and on-site verification during fabrication.

    Outcome

    This work resulted in an aesthetically pleasing sculpture and a very satisfied client.

  • Hastings Courthouse Sculpture

    Brief

    To provide structural design from feasibility and concept through to completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    The project involved foundation and super-structure design of a complex steel sculpture.

    Challenges

    The complexity of the structure required a combination of design modelling and on-site verification during fabrication.

  • Greenmeadows New World Sculpture

    Brief

    To provide a structural design from feasibility and concept through to the completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    To design a metallic tree sculpture to be placed in the Greenmeadows New World carpark. The structure was 6m high and each leaf was different.

    Challenges

    Due to the unique structural form of the sculpture, the design was based on a series of prototypes which were fabricated and tested before finalising the design.

    Outcome

    The project was completed on time and on budget and is now an iconic feature of the supermarket.

We are the trusted provider of a full range of Seismic Assessment & Engineering services throughout the country

Following the significant earthquake events occurring in NZ over the past decade, we have dealt with a very wide range of structures, from listed heritage buildings to new structures, for sectors from industrial, commercial, educational right through to residential. We offer an independent, comprehensive, seismic risk assessment service.

Whether existing structures or new designs, either at the outset of a project, or during project construction. We offer a variety of seismic services, incorporating geotech, seismic and structural expertise:

  • Determination of seismic hazard including ground shaking intensity and liquefaction susceptibility
  • Survey and assessment of the seismic performance of existing structures and equipment
  • Advice on earthquake damage repair costs for insurance purposes
  • Guidance on earthquake risk management options for critical infrastructure
  • Analysis for seismic loads and design for seismic resistance
  • Development of earthquake strengthening schemes through to construction documentation
  • Implementation, including use of appropriate materials, and methods of construction
  • Comprehensive risk assessment of earthquake damage to buildings and infrastructure

Strata Group’s Approach

Recognised Industry Experts

Offering detailed knowledge of the changing landscape of New Zealand’s safety and design standards, legislation, best practice and proven methodologies around seismic safety. Health and Safety underlies everything we do at Strata Group.  We embrace innovation and new technology.

Pragmatic, Ethical, Trustworthy

Our independent seismic expertise ensures clients can make fully informed decisions as to the feasibility and best way forward on a project, balancing cost with safety and buildability of a structure.

“People People”

We have invested in key stakeholder relationships with councils, service providers and contractors. We have expertise, but we recognise when we need to call in the specialists. Good communication ensures clients understand the requirements and options available to them, enhancing good decision making and minimising project costs.