In New Zealand, our volatile seismic environment is a fact of life – and not just in Christchurch, but right across the country. Even before the recent earthquakes in Christchurch and Wellington, Holmes Consulting was a clear leader in seismic assessment, drawing on the knowledge and experience of decades of seismic work on our shores and internationally. Now, with a pivotal role in the aftermath of Christchurch’s quakes, we’re right at the forefront of the assessment and strengthening push. Every day, we’re applying that strong technical skill – breaking new ground – in seismic assessment.
We have delivered Initial Seismic Assessments and Detailed Seismic Assessments all over New Zealand, working on many of the most complex and challenging structures in the country. Our ISAs and DSAs draw on decades of technical knowledge, giving you confidence and certainty in the status of your structures.
Our approach to seismic assessment is based around our market leading custom technology, which gives us the most accurate, comprehensive understanding of the building possible. Backing that up is the ability to interpret and communicate the data, helping our clients understand the extent of the problems in simple, non-technical terms. Put simply, our assessments look harder, dig deeper, and ask the right questions – giving you complete confidence in our recommendations.
When it comes to building codes and standards, we’re not just blindly chasing compliance with the pack. We’re working with a number of industry bodies to review and set the standards so they best match the environment we live and work in. We provide a lot of that horsepower free of charge, with a view to creating an engineering industry that’s better equipped to deliver the results our clients – and the people who use the structures we design – deserve. When it comes to seismic assessment, we’re the watchword for quality in New Zealand, with an international reputation for diligent, accurate work.