Loft Apartments - Seismic Upgrade
The original 2 level un-reinforced double masonry building was built circa 1925.
Our client were referred to Blueprint after initially being frustrated with the solutions a different consultant was proposing. It is not uncommon in Seismic Upgrade work to have Engineers presenting themselves as experts but really having little experience in this area of Engineering. They had presented structural strengthening works that were in-compatible with the Masonry structure and other expensive upgrade works that were not necessary.
Blueprint completed detailed analysis of the building and were able to show that existing brick walls had sufficient structural strength. EBF frames were installed in the shop front elevation as there was not lateral load resisting elements. Our design solutions were well thought out and provided a structural solution compatible with the New York building style that was intended for the upgrade works.
Blueprint Completed The Following:Seismic Assessment