RAPID SEISMIC ASSESSMENT
Prior to the Kaikoura earthquake on 14 November 2016, the Rotorua Museum team had already commenced a seismic assessment of the building as part of Building Act requirements. Post the 7.8 magnitude Kaikoura earthquake GDC Consultants Limited completed a Rapid Seismic Assessment (RSA), following the discovery of additional cracks in the building. As a result of the RSA, the Museum was closed two days later.
DETAILED SEISMIC ASSESSMENT
GDC Consultants Limited were commissioned by Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) to undertake a Detailed Seismic Assessment (DSA) of the Rotorua Bath House building in which Rotorua Museum is housed.
Following their extensive investigations the building was rated at 19% of New Building Standard (NBS), meaning the building is considered earthquake prone.