Earthquake Damage and Repair
The retrofit to this building was underway when the Kaikoura Earthquake occurred. This presented further structural weaknesses which had to be addressed. DTCE was engaged to peer review the additional work and issue a Producer Statement (PS2). The additional work includes epoxying the large cracks formed in the beam-column joints and post-tensioning to slow down future beam elongation. The retrofit applied here had not been done before, so full joint testing at Auckland University was conducted and later converted into a formal research paper.