We’re excited to announce Rankine Brown Library has been shortlisted for the 2022 IStructE Awards.
Our Fire Engineering team in Aotearoa New Zealand were part of the project, led by BECA.
“Great pains have been taken to restore this library following earthquake damage and the efforts to justify the building through repairs and upgrade are admirable, providing enormous savings on the alternative of new construction. The design implemented improvements beyond code requirements under severe working constraints as the library remained in use throughout.
There was impressive communication of the engineer’s role in the process at a digestible level for everyone involved to understand. This communication of the complex works to building users throughout the project stands out as a good example of the importance of our profession: teamwork, communication, collaboration and responsiveness”.
The prestigious IStructE Awards celebrate engineering excellence on an international scale. Congratulations to all our project partners:
Client: Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington
Structural Designer: Beca
Architect: Athfield Architects
Principal Contractor: LT McGuinness
Fire Engineering: Holmes NZ
Steelwork Subcontractor: MJH Engineering Limited
Building Services: Beca
Quantity Surveyor: RLB