DETAILED SEISMIC ASSESSMENT
Beca were commissioned by Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) to undertake a Detailed Seismic Assessment (DSA) of the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre.
Following their extensive investigations, their final assessment rated the building at 25% of New Building Standard (NBS), meaning the building is considered earthquake prone.
It was closed to the public in November 2017.
BUILDING IMPORTANCE LEVEL
Before closing, the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre was hosting more than 44,000 visitors each year.
Because of it high level of public use, it has an Importance Level 3 (IL3) building classification. This means that in the event of a failure there is considered to be high consequence for loss of human life, or very great economic, social or environmental impact.