OHOPE BEACH SCHOOL,
A new two storey administration and flexible learning facility was required for Ohope Beach School. Being adjacent to a stream and close to a beach, the school’s location presented challenges due to the high seismic demands in the region and potentially liquefiable soils. To address these challenges and meet Ministry of Education safety standards, BCD Group provided effective solutions through our structural engineering services. This included the design of a braced steel frame system to concentrate any earthquake damage to controlled areas and a secure foundation to ensure the ground settles uniformly if liquefaction occurs.