1859 Eicharts Building
Extension of the historic 1859 Eicharts Building, Queenstown Lakefront.
Firstly our engineering geologists undertook a comprehensive geotechnical investigation to understand the ground conditions below the extension.
Our geotechnical designers then collaborated with local structural engineer to design a combined ground improvement and structural foundation system that ensured the high performance expectations of the building would be met.
Key Project Challenges
- Close proximity to the original (sensitive) building
- High seismic code requirements
- Liquefaction/lateral spreading effects associated with the sites geology and proximity to the lakefront