UNIQUE SOIL CONDITIONS
Cheal Consultants were engaged to provide geotechnical reporting for the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre.
Due to the unique nature of the pumice soils at the site, Cheal identified significant problems with traditional methods of geotechnical strength testing and numerical analysis, such as settlement and liquefaction analysis.
Their report used a wider, more holistic approach in order to assess how the soils would behave under seismic conditions. Site specific testing was also supplemented by a large amount of existing data, including geological information and reports from nearby buildings.