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

 

1859 Eicharts Building

Key Staff

Colin Macdiarmid

Colin Macdiarmid

MEng, CPEng (UK &NZ), CMEngNZ, MICE Geotechnical Team Leader
Paul Faulkner

Paul Faulkner

BSc (Geology), MSc (Engineering Geology), FGS Senior Engineering Geologist
Fraser Wilson

Fraser Wilson

BSc (Geology, Geography) Senior Engineering Geologist
Stuart Minty

Stuart Minty

NZDE (Civil), MEngNZ Geotechnical Engineer