• Challenges:
    • Design included large open spaces and curved walls
    • Key bracing walls were limited
    • Heavy stone wall cladding needed to consider seismic and high wind loads

    Challenges met:
    • Slender steel portal frames were incorporated in the building fabric
    • This provided lateral bracing to support the roof over large open spaces
    • Reinforced masonry with specific engineering design foundations stabilised the wall cladding

    Summary:
    30 years of engineering experience and a pre-emptive approach provided the client with peace of mind, ensuring this design dream became a reality.

  • Challenges:
    • Design included large open spaces and curved walls
    • Key bracing walls were limited
    • Heavy stone wall cladding needed to consider seismic and high wind loads

    Challenges met:
    • Slender steel portal frames were incorporated in the building fabric
    • This provided lateral bracing to support the roof over large open spaces
    • Reinforced masonry with specific engineering design foundations stabilised the wall cladding

    Summary:
    30 years of engineering experience and a pre-emptive approach provided the client with peace of mind, ensuring this design dream became a reality.

  • Challenges:
    • Design included large open spaces and curved walls
    • Key bracing walls were limited
    • Heavy stone wall cladding needed to consider seismic and high wind loads

    Challenges met:
    • Slender steel portal frames were incorporated in the building fabric
    • This provided lateral bracing to support the roof over large open spaces
    • Reinforced masonry with specific engineering design foundations stabilised the wall cladding

    Summary:
    30 years of engineering experience and a pre-emptive approach provided the client with peace of mind, ensuring this design dream became a reality.

  • Challenges:
    • Design included large open spaces and curved walls
    • Key bracing walls were limited
    • Heavy stone wall cladding needed to consider seismic and high wind loads

    Challenges met:
    • Slender steel portal frames were incorporated in the building fabric
    • This provided lateral bracing to support the roof over large open spaces
    • Reinforced masonry with specific engineering design foundations stabilised the wall cladding

    Summary:
    30 years of engineering experience and a pre-emptive approach provided the client with peace of mind, ensuring this design dream became a reality.

  • Challenges:
    • Design included large open spaces and curved walls
    • Key bracing walls were limited
    • Heavy stone wall cladding needed to consider seismic and high wind loads

    Challenges met:
    • Slender steel portal frames were incorporated in the building fabric
    • This provided lateral bracing to support the roof over large open spaces
    • Reinforced masonry with specific engineering design foundations stabilised the wall cladding

    Summary:
    30 years of engineering experience and a pre-emptive approach provided the client with peace of mind, ensuring this design dream became a reality.

  • Challenges:
    • Design included large open spaces and curved walls
    • Key bracing walls were limited
    • Heavy stone wall cladding needed to consider seismic and high wind loads

    Challenges met:
    • Slender steel portal frames were incorporated in the building fabric
    • This provided lateral bracing to support the roof over large open spaces
    • Reinforced masonry with specific engineering design foundations stabilised the wall cladding

    Summary:
    30 years of engineering experience and a pre-emptive approach provided the client with peace of mind, ensuring this design dream became a reality.

  • Challenges:
    • Design included large open spaces and curved walls
    • Key bracing walls were limited
    • Heavy stone wall cladding needed to consider seismic and high wind loads

    Challenges met:
    • Slender steel portal frames were incorporated in the building fabric
    • This provided lateral bracing to support the roof over large open spaces
    • Reinforced masonry with specific engineering design foundations stabilised the wall cladding

    Summary:
    30 years of engineering experience and a pre-emptive approach provided the client with peace of mind, ensuring this design dream became a reality.

  • Originally constructed approximately 100 years ago, this former industrial building is one only a few brick structures remaining in Christchurch. Our client saw the potential of the building and made the decision to retain the original structure, provide strengthening and a new office fit-out. EDC provided a new steel framework within the building that not only strengthens the building well over 67%NBS but enhances the industrial look of the building.

    Working with buildings of this vintage is always challenging as invariably there is no record of the construction.  Given that the existing structure is not necessarily square and true to begin with, enhancing old building materials up to modern standards is complicated, by establishing a strong relationship with the client and contractor we were able to keep construction progressing through all setbacks.

     

     

  • Originally constructed approximately 100 years ago, this former industrial building is one only a few brick structures remaining in Christchurch. Our client saw the potential of the building and made the decision to retain the original structure, provide strengthening and a new office fit-out. EDC provided a new steel framework within the building that not only strengthens the building well over 67%NBS but enhances the industrial look of the building.

    Working with buildings of this vintage is always challenging as invariably there is no record of the construction.  Given that the existing structure is not necessarily square and true to begin with, enhancing old building materials up to modern standards is complicated, by establishing a strong relationship with the client and contractor we were able to keep construction progressing through all setbacks.

     

     

  • Originally constructed approximately 100 years ago, this former industrial building is one only a few brick structures remaining in Christchurch. Our client saw the potential of the building and made the decision to retain the original structure, provide strengthening and a new office fit-out. EDC provided a new steel framework within the building that not only strengthens the building well over 67%NBS but enhances the industrial look of the building.

    Working with buildings of this vintage is always challenging as invariably there is no record of the construction.  Given that the existing structure is not necessarily square and true to begin with, enhancing old building materials up to modern standards is complicated, by establishing a strong relationship with the client and contractor we were able to keep construction progressing through all setbacks.

     

     

  • Originally constructed approximately 100 years ago, this former industrial building is one only a few brick structures remaining in Christchurch. Our client saw the potential of the building and made the decision to retain the original structure, provide strengthening and a new office fit-out. EDC provided a new steel framework within the building that not only strengthens the building well over 67%NBS but enhances the industrial look of the building.

    Working with buildings of this vintage is always challenging as invariably there is no record of the construction.  Given that the existing structure is not necessarily square and true to begin with, enhancing old building materials up to modern standards is complicated, by establishing a strong relationship with the client and contractor we were able to keep construction progressing through all setbacks.

     

     

  • Originally constructed approximately 100 years ago, this former industrial building is one only a few brick structures remaining in Christchurch. Our client saw the potential of the building and made the decision to retain the original structure, provide strengthening and a new office fit-out. EDC provided a new steel framework within the building that not only strengthens the building well over 67%NBS but enhances the industrial look of the building.

    Working with buildings of this vintage is always challenging as invariably there is no record of the construction.  Given that the existing structure is not necessarily square and true to begin with, enhancing old building materials up to modern standards is complicated, by establishing a strong relationship with the client and contractor we were able to keep construction progressing through all setbacks.

     

     

  • Originally constructed approximately 100 years ago, this former industrial building is one only a few brick structures remaining in Christchurch. Our client saw the potential of the building and made the decision to retain the original structure, provide strengthening and a new office fit-out. EDC provided a new steel framework within the building that not only strengthens the building well over 67%NBS but enhances the industrial look of the building.

    Working with buildings of this vintage is always challenging as invariably there is no record of the construction.  Given that the existing structure is not necessarily square and true to begin with, enhancing old building materials up to modern standards is complicated, by establishing a strong relationship with the client and contractor we were able to keep construction progressing through all setbacks.

     

     

  • Originally constructed approximately 100 years ago, this former industrial building is one only a few brick structures remaining in Christchurch. Our client saw the potential of the building and made the decision to retain the original structure, provide strengthening and a new office fit-out. EDC provided a new steel framework within the building that not only strengthens the building well over 67%NBS but enhances the industrial look of the building.

    Working with buildings of this vintage is always challenging as invariably there is no record of the construction.  Given that the existing structure is not necessarily square and true to begin with, enhancing old building materials up to modern standards is complicated, by establishing a strong relationship with the client and contractor we were able to keep construction progressing through all setbacks.

     

     

  • Originally constructed approximately 100 years ago, this former industrial building is one only a few brick structures remaining in Christchurch. Our client saw the potential of the building and made the decision to retain the original structure, provide strengthening and a new office fit-out. EDC provided a new steel framework within the building that not only strengthens the building well over 67%NBS but enhances the industrial look of the building.

    Working with buildings of this vintage is always challenging as invariably there is no record of the construction.  Given that the existing structure is not necessarily square and true to begin with, enhancing old building materials up to modern standards is complicated, by establishing a strong relationship with the client and contractor we were able to keep construction progressing through all setbacks.

     

     

  • Originally constructed approximately 100 years ago, this former industrial building is one only a few brick structures remaining in Christchurch. Our client saw the potential of the building and made the decision to retain the original structure, provide strengthening and a new office fit-out. EDC provided a new steel framework within the building that not only strengthens the building well over 67%NBS but enhances the industrial look of the building.

    Working with buildings of this vintage is always challenging as invariably there is no record of the construction.  Given that the existing structure is not necessarily square and true to begin with, enhancing old building materials up to modern standards is complicated, by establishing a strong relationship with the client and contractor we were able to keep construction progressing through all setbacks.

     

     

  • Originally constructed approximately 100 years ago, this former industrial building is one only a few brick structures remaining in Christchurch. Our client saw the potential of the building and made the decision to retain the original structure, provide strengthening and a new office fit-out. EDC provided a new steel framework within the building that not only strengthens the building well over 67%NBS but enhances the industrial look of the building.

    Working with buildings of this vintage is always challenging as invariably there is no record of the construction.  Given that the existing structure is not necessarily square and true to begin with, enhancing old building materials up to modern standards is complicated, by establishing a strong relationship with the client and contractor we were able to keep construction progressing through all setbacks.

     

     

  • Although not an old building, this warehouse was constructed with lightly reinforced precast panel walls. After identifying concerns with the panels, EDC provided a strengthening design to bring the building close to 100% NBS. Working closely with the contractor, we were able to provide a new internal steel frame that could be installed whilst the warehouse remained fully operational.

    The building code has moved quickly in a short space of time meaning that some reasonably new buildings can have low seismic strength.  We had a great dialog with the building owner and were able to discuss any technical issues.  A key requirement was that our design had to be carried out during the standard working day, around the tenants’ business activities.  To enable this we minimised site welding to eliminate fire risk and kept member sizes small.

     

     

  • Although not an old building, this warehouse was constructed with lightly reinforced precast panel walls. After identifying concerns with the panels, EDC provided a strengthening design to bring the building close to 100% NBS. Working closely with the contractor, we were able to provide a new internal steel frame that could be installed whilst the warehouse remained fully operational.

    The building code has moved quickly in a short space of time meaning that some reasonably new buildings can have low seismic strength.  We had a great dialog with the building owner and were able to discuss any technical issues.  A key requirement was that our design had to be carried out during the standard working day, around the tenants’ business activities.  To enable this we minimised site welding to eliminate fire risk and kept member sizes small.

     

     

  • Although not an old building, this warehouse was constructed with lightly reinforced precast panel walls. After identifying concerns with the panels, EDC provided a strengthening design to bring the building close to 100% NBS. Working closely with the contractor, we were able to provide a new internal steel frame that could be installed whilst the warehouse remained fully operational.

    The building code has moved quickly in a short space of time meaning that some reasonably new buildings can have low seismic strength.  We had a great dialog with the building owner and were able to discuss any technical issues.  A key requirement was that our design had to be carried out during the standard working day, around the tenants’ business activities.  To enable this we minimised site welding to eliminate fire risk and kept member sizes small.

     

     

  • Although not an old building, this warehouse was constructed with lightly reinforced precast panel walls. After identifying concerns with the panels, EDC provided a strengthening design to bring the building close to 100% NBS. Working closely with the contractor, we were able to provide a new internal steel frame that could be installed whilst the warehouse remained fully operational.

    The building code has moved quickly in a short space of time meaning that some reasonably new buildings can have low seismic strength.  We had a great dialog with the building owner and were able to discuss any technical issues.  A key requirement was that our design had to be carried out during the standard working day, around the tenants’ business activities.  To enable this we minimised site welding to eliminate fire risk and kept member sizes small.

     

     

  • Although not an old building, this warehouse was constructed with lightly reinforced precast panel walls. After identifying concerns with the panels, EDC provided a strengthening design to bring the building close to 100% NBS. Working closely with the contractor, we were able to provide a new internal steel frame that could be installed whilst the warehouse remained fully operational.

    The building code has moved quickly in a short space of time meaning that some reasonably new buildings can have low seismic strength.  We had a great dialog with the building owner and were able to discuss any technical issues.  A key requirement was that our design had to be carried out during the standard working day, around the tenants’ business activities.  To enable this we minimised site welding to eliminate fire risk and kept member sizes small.

     

     

  • This multi-unit residential development consists of 8 two bedroom social housing units. With difficult ground conditions and a tight site, a collaborative approach from the Geotechnical, Structural and Civil teams enabled us to be proactive in addressing a variety of construction issues.

    These issues were often identified during inspections and working collaboratively enabled us to discuss the issues in-house and provide immediate feedback and design changes to implement onsite.

  • This multi-unit residential development consists of 8 two bedroom social housing units. With difficult ground conditions and a tight site, a collaborative approach from the Geotechnical, Structural and Civil teams enabled us to be proactive in addressing a variety of construction issues.

    These issues were often identified during inspections and working collaboratively enabled us to discuss the issues in-house and provide immediate feedback and design changes to implement onsite.

  • This multi-unit residential development consists of 8 two bedroom social housing units. With difficult ground conditions and a tight site, a collaborative approach from the Geotechnical, Structural and Civil teams enabled us to be proactive in addressing a variety of construction issues.

    These issues were often identified during inspections and working collaboratively enabled us to discuss the issues in-house and provide immediate feedback and design changes to implement onsite.

  • This multi-unit residential development consists of 8 two bedroom social housing units. With difficult ground conditions and a tight site, a collaborative approach from the Geotechnical, Structural and Civil teams enabled us to be proactive in addressing a variety of construction issues.

    These issues were often identified during inspections and working collaboratively enabled us to discuss the issues in-house and provide immediate feedback and design changes to implement onsite.

  • Requirement:
    EDC were engaged to complete the structural design for a new public storage facility located on a greenfield site. The main features of the facility were a lower level storage area formed by cutting into the existing natural slope and a three storey office facility fronting the building.

    Challenges:
    • To develop a cost effective solution for both the low-level structure and the three storey facility at the front of the site.

    Challenges met:
    • The engineering aspects of the work was relatively straightforward however it was necessary to work closely with the architect and the proposed contractor to develop effective and build-able solutions that satisfied the clients requirements.

  • Requirement:
    EDC were engaged to complete the structural design for a new public storage facility located on a greenfield site. The main features of the facility were a lower level storage area formed by cutting into the existing natural slope and a three storey office facility fronting the building.

    Challenges:
    • To develop a cost effective solution for both the low-level structure and the three storey facility at the front of the site.

    Challenges met:
    • The engineering aspects of the work was relatively straightforward however it was necessary to work closely with the architect and the proposed contractor to develop effective and build-able solutions that satisfied the clients requirements.

  • Requirements:
    EDC were engaged to provide a structural solution for the alteration, extension and remediation repairs to an existing Auckland CBD 10th storey penthouse.

    Challenges:
    • Limited access – via a lift
    • The need to use all lightweight materials as much as possible.
    • An existing membrane to the deck that was leaking.
    • Having to incorporate the new structure within the confines of the existing penthouse.

    Challenges met:
    • Whilst calculations provide a lot of answers to the problems in the situation, EDC provided a solution consisting of composite/steel portal frames that could be brought up in the lift and fabricated on the rooftop relatively simply.

  • Requirements:
    EDC were engaged to provide a structural solution for the alteration, extension and remediation repairs to an existing Auckland CBD 10th storey penthouse.

    Challenges:
    • Limited access – via a lift
    • The need to use all lightweight materials as much as possible.
    • An existing membrane to the deck that was leaking.
    • Having to incorporate the new structure within the confines of the existing penthouse.

    Challenges met:
    • Whilst calculations provide a lot of answers to the problems in the situation, EDC provided a solution consisting of composite/steel portal frames that could be brought up in the lift and fabricated on the rooftop relatively simply.

  • EDC help a flying house take off.

    EDC Christchurch was charged with the earthquake repair design for this house located on Kahu Road next to the Riccarton Bush Reserve. This house is regarded by many a landmark around the neighbourhood, due to its Hanmer marble wall cladding and garden walls. As part of the repair process, the ground storey is to be demolished and re-constructed and therefore the top storey had to be lifted up, removed and temporarily stored before it will be put back on the new ground floor later this year. EDC specified temporary strengthening to ensure the upper storey structure could withstand the lift.  Structural engineers Sam Polson and Tony Dong observed intently and with the help of some calm weather, an expert team of house lifters and millions of dollars’ worth of construction plant, the lift was completed successfully.

  • EDC help a flying house take off.

    EDC Christchurch was charged with the earthquake repair design for this house located on Kahu Road next to the Riccarton Bush Reserve. This house is regarded by many a landmark around the neighbourhood, due to its Hanmer marble wall cladding and garden walls. As part of the repair process, the ground storey is to be demolished and re-constructed and therefore the top storey had to be lifted up, removed and temporarily stored before it will be put back on the new ground floor later this year. EDC specified temporary strengthening to ensure the upper storey structure could withstand the lift.  Structural engineers Sam Polson and Tony Dong observed intently and with the help of some calm weather, an expert team of house lifters and millions of dollars’ worth of construction plant, the lift was completed successfully.

  • EDC help a flying house take off.

    EDC Christchurch was charged with the earthquake repair design for this house located on Kahu Road next to the Riccarton Bush Reserve. This house is regarded by many a landmark around the neighbourhood, due to its Hanmer marble wall cladding and garden walls. As part of the repair process, the ground storey is to be demolished and re-constructed and therefore the top storey had to be lifted up, removed and temporarily stored before it will be put back on the new ground floor later this year. EDC specified temporary strengthening to ensure the upper storey structure could withstand the lift.  Structural engineers Sam Polson and Tony Dong observed intently and with the help of some calm weather, an expert team of house lifters and millions of dollars’ worth of construction plant, the lift was completed successfully.

  • EDC help a flying house take off.

    EDC Christchurch was charged with the earthquake repair design for this house located on Kahu Road next to the Riccarton Bush Reserve. This house is regarded by many a landmark around the neighbourhood, due to its Hanmer marble wall cladding and garden walls. As part of the repair process, the ground storey is to be demolished and re-constructed and therefore the top storey had to be lifted up, removed and temporarily stored before it will be put back on the new ground floor later this year. EDC specified temporary strengthening to ensure the upper storey structure could withstand the lift.  Structural engineers Sam Polson and Tony Dong observed intently and with the help of some calm weather, an expert team of house lifters and millions of dollars’ worth of construction plant, the lift was completed successfully.

  • EDC help a flying house take off.

    EDC Christchurch was charged with the earthquake repair design for this house located on Kahu Road next to the Riccarton Bush Reserve. This house is regarded by many a landmark around the neighbourhood, due to its Hanmer marble wall cladding and garden walls. As part of the repair process, the ground storey is to be demolished and re-constructed and therefore the top storey had to be lifted up, removed and temporarily stored before it will be put back on the new ground floor later this year. EDC specified temporary strengthening to ensure the upper storey structure could withstand the lift.  Structural engineers Sam Polson and Tony Dong observed intently and with the help of some calm weather, an expert team of house lifters and millions of dollars’ worth of construction plant, the lift was completed successfully.

  • EDC help a flying house take off.

    EDC Christchurch was charged with the earthquake repair design for this house located on Kahu Road next to the Riccarton Bush Reserve. This house is regarded by many a landmark around the neighbourhood, due to its Hanmer marble wall cladding and garden walls. As part of the repair process, the ground storey is to be demolished and re-constructed and therefore the top storey had to be lifted up, removed and temporarily stored before it will be put back on the new ground floor later this year. EDC specified temporary strengthening to ensure the upper storey structure could withstand the lift.  Structural engineers Sam Polson and Tony Dong observed intently and with the help of some calm weather, an expert team of house lifters and millions of dollars’ worth of construction plant, the lift was completed successfully.

  • EDC help a flying house take off.

    EDC Christchurch was charged with the earthquake repair design for this house located on Kahu Road next to the Riccarton Bush Reserve. This house is regarded by many a landmark around the neighbourhood, due to its Hanmer marble wall cladding and garden walls. As part of the repair process, the ground storey is to be demolished and re-constructed and therefore the top storey had to be lifted up, removed and temporarily stored before it will be put back on the new ground floor later this year. EDC specified temporary strengthening to ensure the upper storey structure could withstand the lift.  Structural engineers Sam Polson and Tony Dong observed intently and with the help of some calm weather, an expert team of house lifters and millions of dollars’ worth of construction plant, the lift was completed successfully.

  • EDC help a flying house take off.

    EDC Christchurch was charged with the earthquake repair design for this house located on Kahu Road next to the Riccarton Bush Reserve. This house is regarded by many a landmark around the neighbourhood, due to its Hanmer marble wall cladding and garden walls. As part of the repair process, the ground storey is to be demolished and re-constructed and therefore the top storey had to be lifted up, removed and temporarily stored before it will be put back on the new ground floor later this year. EDC specified temporary strengthening to ensure the upper storey structure could withstand the lift.  Structural engineers Sam Polson and Tony Dong observed intently and with the help of some calm weather, an expert team of house lifters and millions of dollars’ worth of construction plant, the lift was completed successfully.

  • Multi-level dwelling on a steep site which overlooks Redcliffs. Constructed from combination of timber and masonry.  The house was badly damaged as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes. EDC initially inspected in June 2012 to view the damage.

    Global movement of the dwelling and earthquake shaking caused severe lining damage, tilt of the building, floor settlement and voiding beneath the floors, damage to the waterproofing which led to leaking of the integral retaining walls and damage to retaining walls across the site.

    EDC designed repairs in 2014, which included, among other things, breaking out areas of floor in the kitchen and garage and excavating behind the retaining walls to repair the drainage. These works were extensive and difficult given the digger had to sit within the room.  Jim The Builder carried out the works.

  • Multi-level dwelling on a steep site which overlooks Redcliffs. Constructed from combination of timber and masonry.  The house was badly damaged as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes. EDC initially inspected in June 2012 to view the damage.

    Global movement of the dwelling and earthquake shaking caused severe lining damage, tilt of the building, floor settlement and voiding beneath the floors, damage to the waterproofing which led to leaking of the integral retaining walls and damage to retaining walls across the site.

    EDC designed repairs in 2014, which included, among other things, breaking out areas of floor in the kitchen and garage and excavating behind the retaining walls to repair the drainage. These works were extensive and difficult given the digger had to sit within the room.  Jim The Builder carried out the works.

  • Multi-level dwelling on a steep site which overlooks Redcliffs. Constructed from combination of timber and masonry.  The house was badly damaged as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes. EDC initially inspected in June 2012 to view the damage.

    Global movement of the dwelling and earthquake shaking caused severe lining damage, tilt of the building, floor settlement and voiding beneath the floors, damage to the waterproofing which led to leaking of the integral retaining walls and damage to retaining walls across the site.

    EDC designed repairs in 2014, which included, among other things, breaking out areas of floor in the kitchen and garage and excavating behind the retaining walls to repair the drainage. These works were extensive and difficult given the digger had to sit within the room.  Jim The Builder carried out the works.

  • Multi-level dwelling on a steep site which overlooks Redcliffs. Constructed from combination of timber and masonry.  The house was badly damaged as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes. EDC initially inspected in June 2012 to view the damage.

    Global movement of the dwelling and earthquake shaking caused severe lining damage, tilt of the building, floor settlement and voiding beneath the floors, damage to the waterproofing which led to leaking of the integral retaining walls and damage to retaining walls across the site.

    EDC designed repairs in 2014, which included, among other things, breaking out areas of floor in the kitchen and garage and excavating behind the retaining walls to repair the drainage. These works were extensive and difficult given the digger had to sit within the room.  Jim The Builder carried out the works.

  • Multi-level dwelling on a steep site which overlooks Redcliffs. Constructed from combination of timber and masonry.  The house was badly damaged as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes. EDC initially inspected in June 2012 to view the damage.

    Global movement of the dwelling and earthquake shaking caused severe lining damage, tilt of the building, floor settlement and voiding beneath the floors, damage to the waterproofing which led to leaking of the integral retaining walls and damage to retaining walls across the site.

    EDC designed repairs in 2014, which included, among other things, breaking out areas of floor in the kitchen and garage and excavating behind the retaining walls to repair the drainage. These works were extensive and difficult given the digger had to sit within the room.  Jim The Builder carried out the works.

  • Multi-level dwelling on a steep site which overlooks Redcliffs. Constructed from combination of timber and masonry.  The house was badly damaged as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes. EDC initially inspected in June 2012 to view the damage.

    Global movement of the dwelling and earthquake shaking caused severe lining damage, tilt of the building, floor settlement and voiding beneath the floors, damage to the waterproofing which led to leaking of the integral retaining walls and damage to retaining walls across the site.

    EDC designed repairs in 2014, which included, among other things, breaking out areas of floor in the kitchen and garage and excavating behind the retaining walls to repair the drainage. These works were extensive and difficult given the digger had to sit within the room.  Jim The Builder carried out the works.

  • Multi-level dwelling on a steep site which overlooks Redcliffs. Constructed from combination of timber and masonry.  The house was badly damaged as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes. EDC initially inspected in June 2012 to view the damage.

    Global movement of the dwelling and earthquake shaking caused severe lining damage, tilt of the building, floor settlement and voiding beneath the floors, damage to the waterproofing which led to leaking of the integral retaining walls and damage to retaining walls across the site.

    EDC designed repairs in 2014, which included, among other things, breaking out areas of floor in the kitchen and garage and excavating behind the retaining walls to repair the drainage. These works were extensive and difficult given the digger had to sit within the room.  Jim The Builder carried out the works.

  • Multi-level dwelling on a steep site which overlooks Redcliffs. Constructed from combination of timber and masonry.  The house was badly damaged as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes. EDC initially inspected in June 2012 to view the damage.

    Global movement of the dwelling and earthquake shaking caused severe lining damage, tilt of the building, floor settlement and voiding beneath the floors, damage to the waterproofing which led to leaking of the integral retaining walls and damage to retaining walls across the site.

    EDC designed repairs in 2014, which included, among other things, breaking out areas of floor in the kitchen and garage and excavating behind the retaining walls to repair the drainage. These works were extensive and difficult given the digger had to sit within the room.  Jim The Builder carried out the works.

  • The new Piko Wholefoods premises sits on the same CBD site as the original building – which was demolished after the earthquakes. The new design respectfully incorporates the original concrete frame, which played a key role in saving lives.

    The new building is constructed of laminated timber columns and beams with steel cross bracing, exposed at street level through fully glazed elevations.

    The use of timber frame construction as the major structural element presented a challenge for the ground floor of the adjacent building, with regards to fire rating the party wall at the first floor level.

    EDC’s engineering design played an integral role in Piko Wholefoods selection as a category finalist in the 2017 Timber NZ Wood Design Awards.

  • The new Piko Wholefoods premises sits on the same CBD site as the original building – which was demolished after the earthquakes. The new design respectfully incorporates the original concrete frame, which played a key role in saving lives.

    The new building is constructed of laminated timber columns and beams with steel cross bracing, exposed at street level through fully glazed elevations.

    The use of timber frame construction as the major structural element presented a challenge for the ground floor of the adjacent building, with regards to fire rating the party wall at the first floor level.

    EDC’s engineering design played an integral role in Piko Wholefoods selection as a category finalist in the 2017 Timber NZ Wood Design Awards.

  • The new Piko Wholefoods premises sits on the same CBD site as the original building – which was demolished after the earthquakes. The new design respectfully incorporates the original concrete frame, which played a key role in saving lives.

    The new building is constructed of laminated timber columns and beams with steel cross bracing, exposed at street level through fully glazed elevations.

    The use of timber frame construction as the major structural element presented a challenge for the ground floor of the adjacent building, with regards to fire rating the party wall at the first floor level.

    EDC’s engineering design played an integral role in Piko Wholefoods selection as a category finalist in the 2017 Timber NZ Wood Design Awards.

  • The new Piko Wholefoods premises sits on the same CBD site as the original building – which was demolished after the earthquakes. The new design respectfully incorporates the original concrete frame, which played a key role in saving lives.

    The new building is constructed of laminated timber columns and beams with steel cross bracing, exposed at street level through fully glazed elevations.

    The use of timber frame construction as the major structural element presented a challenge for the ground floor of the adjacent building, with regards to fire rating the party wall at the first floor level.

    EDC’s engineering design played an integral role in Piko Wholefoods selection as a category finalist in the 2017 Timber NZ Wood Design Awards.

  • The new Piko Wholefoods premises sits on the same CBD site as the original building – which was demolished after the earthquakes. The new design respectfully incorporates the original concrete frame, which played a key role in saving lives.

    The new building is constructed of laminated timber columns and beams with steel cross bracing, exposed at street level through fully glazed elevations.

    The use of timber frame construction as the major structural element presented a challenge for the ground floor of the adjacent building, with regards to fire rating the party wall at the first floor level.

    EDC’s engineering design played an integral role in Piko Wholefoods selection as a category finalist in the 2017 Timber NZ Wood Design Awards.

  • The new Piko Wholefoods premises sits on the same CBD site as the original building – which was demolished after the earthquakes. The new design respectfully incorporates the original concrete frame, which played a key role in saving lives.

    The new building is constructed of laminated timber columns and beams with steel cross bracing, exposed at street level through fully glazed elevations.

    The use of timber frame construction as the major structural element presented a challenge for the ground floor of the adjacent building, with regards to fire rating the party wall at the first floor level.

    EDC’s engineering design played an integral role in Piko Wholefoods selection as a category finalist in the 2017 Timber NZ Wood Design Awards.

  • YSL merchandising stand at Farmers Albany

    Challenges:
    • Easily seen overhead signage to accommodate busy foot traffic
    • Bracing hidden within the design
    • Visual design to not dominate products

    Challenges met:
    • Interlinked diagonal & shear connection bracing hidden within the design
    • Polished steel frame supporting signage
    • Bracing non obtrusive to customers

    Summary:
    Working collaboratively with the designer and client, EDC provided an aesthetically pleasing, cost effective and fit for purpose solution, that provided peace of mind for public safety

  • YSL merchandising stand at Farmers Albany

    Challenges:
    • Easily seen overhead signage to accommodate busy foot traffic
    • Bracing hidden within the design
    • Visual design to not dominate products

    Challenges met:
    • Interlinked diagonal & shear connection bracing hidden within the design
    • Polished steel frame supporting signage
    • Bracing non obtrusive to customers

    Summary:
    Working collaboratively with the designer and client, EDC provided an aesthetically pleasing, cost effective and fit for purpose solution, that provided peace of mind for public safety

  • YSL merchandising stand at Farmers Albany

    Challenges:
    • Easily seen overhead signage to accommodate busy foot traffic
    • Bracing hidden within the design
    • Visual design to not dominate products

    Challenges met:
    • Interlinked diagonal & shear connection bracing hidden within the design
    • Polished steel frame supporting signage
    • Bracing non obtrusive to customers

    Summary:
    Working collaboratively with the designer and client, EDC provided an aesthetically pleasing, cost effective and fit for purpose solution, that provided peace of mind for public safety

  • YSL merchandising stand at Farmers Albany

    Challenges:
    • Easily seen overhead signage to accommodate busy foot traffic
    • Bracing hidden within the design
    • Visual design to not dominate products

    Challenges met:
    • Interlinked diagonal & shear connection bracing hidden within the design
    • Polished steel frame supporting signage
    • Bracing non obtrusive to customers

    Summary:
    Working collaboratively with the designer and client, EDC provided an aesthetically pleasing, cost effective and fit for purpose solution, that provided peace of mind for public safety

  • YSL merchandising stand at Farmers Albany

    Challenges:
    • Easily seen overhead signage to accommodate busy foot traffic
    • Bracing hidden within the design
    • Visual design to not dominate products

    Challenges met:
    • Interlinked diagonal & shear connection bracing hidden within the design
    • Polished steel frame supporting signage
    • Bracing non obtrusive to customers

    Summary:
    Working collaboratively with the designer and client, EDC provided an aesthetically pleasing, cost effective and fit for purpose solution, that provided peace of mind for public safety

  • YSL merchandising stand at Farmers Albany

    Challenges:
    • Easily seen overhead signage to accommodate busy foot traffic
    • Bracing hidden within the design
    • Visual design to not dominate products

    Challenges met:
    • Interlinked diagonal & shear connection bracing hidden within the design
    • Polished steel frame supporting signage
    • Bracing non obtrusive to customers

    Summary:
    Working collaboratively with the designer and client, EDC provided an aesthetically pleasing, cost effective and fit for purpose solution, that provided peace of mind for public safety

  • YSL merchandising stand at Farmers Albany

    Challenges:
    • Easily seen overhead signage to accommodate busy foot traffic
    • Bracing hidden within the design
    • Visual design to not dominate products

    Challenges met:
    • Interlinked diagonal & shear connection bracing hidden within the design
    • Polished steel frame supporting signage
    • Bracing non obtrusive to customers

    Summary:
    Working collaboratively with the designer and client, EDC provided an aesthetically pleasing, cost effective and fit for purpose solution, that provided peace of mind for public safety

Projects
  • Structural: Koru House, Tawharanui

  • Structural: Durham Street, Christchurch

  • Structural: Magdala Place, Christchurch

  • Structural: Armagh Street, Christchurch

  • Structural : Safe Store, Westgate

  • Structural - Hobson Street, Penthouse, Auckland

  • Structural: Kahu Road, Christchurch - Stage 1

  • Structural: Redcliffs, Christchurch

  • Structural: Piko Wholefoods

  • Structural: Farmers YSL stand