Reports reveal the risks of overlooking non-structural elements

November 15, 2017By KCL Engineering ServicesNews

Released under the Official Information Act, RadioNZ’s Phil Pennington has obtained three reports commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), discussing the seismic performance of non-structural elements. The findings show extensive lack of compliance and reveal not only the potential costs involved, but also the very real risk of injury. One of … Read More

Visual inspection of the building services

August 22, 2017By KCL Engineering ServicesWhat we do

What does a visual inspection of building services look like? Here’s an example of a KCL inspection of the ‘as-installed’ services. We are looking for their seismic compliance with respect to the current New Zealand codes. Relevant Codes Our inspections of Building Services are based on the seismic restraint requirements stated in the following New … Read More

Legislation changes for Earthquake Prone Buildings

June 28, 2017By KCL Engineering ServicesNews

The New Zealand Earthquake Prone Building Amendment Act is expected to take effect from 1st July 2017. For sure, it will bring some changes to how earthquake prone buildings should be managed. As a building user, owner, council, or engineer are you aware of these changes? Are you ready for it? Earthquake Prone Buildings – … Read More

Canopy Leaf Structure, Countdown Te Rapa

June 27, 2017By KCL Engineering ServicesProjects

A Real Beauty – Canopy Leaf Structure If you ever end up being in front of the Countdown Te Rapa, Hamilton you will notice for sure this beautiful Canopy Leaf structure, proudly designed by KCL Engineering team. We have provided Shop Drawings and 3D modeling as well as all necessary structural design and the final … Read More