Tonight – NZHPT Open Lecture WIN CLARK

See earlier post with details and downloadable flyer.




The future of ‘old buildings’ in Dunedin is a topical issue.
Come and hear Win Clark, consultant structural engineer and Executive Director for the NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering talk about how stone and masonry buildings can be strengthened.

Find out:
• Why do masonry buildings fail?
• What are the biggest issues for strengthening ‘old buildings’?
• What modern techniques are available to strengthen brick and stone masonry buildings?
• What are the solutions to meet structural and economic criteria?

Win Clark is the consultant structural engineer for NZ Historic Places Trust.

THURSDAY 19 JULY 2012 5:30 to 7pm
419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Light refreshments to follow the conclusion of the talk.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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9 responses to “Tonight – NZHPT Open Lecture WIN CLARK

  1. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Thu, 19 Jul 2012
    Can-do attitude helps
    By Debbie Porteous
    Those undertaking major upgrades on two historic Dunedin churches say it is possible for parishes and community groups to upgrade their buildings, with some drive and a little “bloody-mindedness”. St Patrick’s Basilica complex committee chairman Sean Toomey and Historic Iona Church Restoration Trust trustee Lincoln Coe said their best advice for people considering upgrading was to get the the right professionals involved. They also said such projects took time, as there was a long process to go through, and people should not panic, as work could be done in stages.

    Tony Purvis, who is doing up the Staveley Building in Jetty St for apartments, said earthquake strengthening work there involved tying walls to floors and the roof, and it had been relatively simple to do while doing other work on the site.

    Read more


    ### ODT Online Thu, 19 Jul 2012
    Mitigate loss of old buildings, trust told
    By John Lewis
    It is inevitable some historic Dunedin buildings will be lost in the future, but there are ways to mitigate the loss, New Zealand Historic Places Trust heritage conservation adviser Jonathan Howard believes. Mr Howard made the observation as guest speaker at the Southern Heritage Trust’s annual meeting at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum yesterday. He told the 50 people gathered it was important to continue fighting to keep historic buildings in good condition, but said problems started when building owners did not have a viable use for them.

    If a building was lost, it was important to make sure it was replaced with something that was of equally high quality – “something that improves the quality of our lives”. “It has to be something that reinforces and continues Dunedin’s reputation of having high architectural quality.”

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    • Elizabeth

      Rough guide folks…

      The cost of strengthening your earthquake prone commercial building in Dunedin is roughly (keep saying roughly, there is no holy grail) 10% max, of the cost of demolition and a full rebuild.

      Get ya teeth around that.

      In Wellington you could be looking at rather more… like $2000 per sq m for a non heritage building, and $6000 per sq m for a heritage building.

      That’s to say we do things cheaper here – with some of the most informed consultants and building industry support people available in New Zealand… living amongst us all in dear old Dunedin.

      (just getting the advertising out of the way, know you prefer OR FU stories)

      Now you know why the regenerative 40-50 year (Spatial Plan) ‘vision’ for Dunedin’s warehouse district south of Rattray St has FAILED*. The work is going on in the blink of the eye, it’s nearly “over”… What do we do in the 40-50 years ahead, huh ? Stop DCC looking after its friends and start it down the track of sustainable development planning, proper long term thinking with ethical principles. WOW. See the collective LTA headache forming.

      *Failing is always relative.

      • Elizabeth

        ### July 19, 2012 – 12:31pm
        Visiting structural engineer offers solutions
        Solutions to fixing unreinforced masonry buildings are being offered by a visiting structural engineer. Win Clark believes work needs to start now to understand the capabilities of our buildings, and he is offering a tool box of sorts, full of remedies.

        • Elizabeth

          ### ODT Online Fri, 20 Jul 2012
          Start building work now, engineer says
          By Chris Morris
          Owners of old unreinforced masonry buildings in Dunedin need to begin work now to secure their buildings, a visiting consultant structural engineer says. If they waited, and an earthquake struck, “you are too late”. “You have lost it.” The blunt message came from Win Clark, the executive officer for the NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering, as he addressed about 100 people at Otago Museum’s Hutton Theatre last night. The talk ran owners through problems encountered in the Christchurch earthquakes, including a lack of maintenance and restraints tying parapets and brickwork to buildings.
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    • ### ODT Online Sun, 19 May 2013
      Scaffolding rises as restoration begins
      By Tim Miller – The Star
      After years of waiting, work is finally ready to start on the restoration of the Iona Church in Port Chalmers. The restoration of the Historic Places Trust category 1 building has been planned for more than five years, during which time plans have been changed to incorporate factors such as earthquake strengthening.
      In the next week scaffolding will be put up around the main bell tower and a smaller bell tower so a stone mason and architect can get a closer look at what needs to be done.
      Historic Iona Church Restoration Trust trustee Lincoln Coe said it would be good to finally tell those who had given money to the restoration that their money would be spent. ”I think for a while some of them were starting to ask if their money would ever be used.” Relief was one word to describe how the trust was feeling now work was about to start, Mr Coe said. About $850,000 had been raised but the same amount again would need to be raised to complete the restoration, he said.
      Read more

      • Elizabeth

        ### ODT Online Mon, 15 Dec 2014
        Strikingly good restart for Iona Church clock
        By Shawn McAvinue
        The striking of regular chimes around Port Chalmers from the restored Iona Church clock is again setting the pulse of the small harbour town community. Octa Associates director David O’Malley, the project manager of the church restoration, said the [1885 Little John and Co] clock restarting yesterday signalled the end of the church’s first restoration stage.
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    • Elizabeth

      Extended project will be completed by the end of June.

      ### ODT Online Sun, 20 Dec 2015
      Basilica $2.6m work proceeds
      By David Loughrey
      St Patrick’s Basilica is getting a chance to breathe as an about $2.6million redevelopment of the 1880s building in South Dunedin proceeds. St Patrick’s redevelopment committee chairman Sean Toomey said the roof at the front of the building, in Macandrew Rd, had been replaced, and the canopy covering it – the largest such canopy used in Dunedin – had been moved to the dome and back half of the building so the roof could be replaced and earthquake strengthening done.
      Read more

      St Patrick’s Basilica – 40 Macandrew Rd, South Dunedin

  2. Hype O'Thermia

    There are many ongoing benefits for keeping our heritage buildings – ongoing because although they may not provide a measurable $ return that shows on a balance sheet they trundle along steadily in the background. Tourists going home with photos, talking about the charming little city, that’s one, and if we keep up our reputation for friendliness we’re on a steady winner.
    Another caught my eye here:
    ~~~ “In Safe Hands is an 11-minute dramatisation of the 2002 Greenlane Heart Registry controversy, in which dead infants’ hearts were collected without the knowledge of their parents.
    “Dunedin is the best place to do a film, because we have all this great architecture and beautiful, natural locations and you can get everywhere really quickly.” ~~~

    • Elizabeth

      The city provides lists/photos of potential Dunedin film locations to producers and location scouts from both here and overseas.

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