N. Z. parliament buildings seismic protection by base isolation

  • R. A. Poole Holmes Consulting Group, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • J. E. Clendon Holmes Consulting Group, Christchurch, New Zealand

Abstract

Parliament House is to be partially demolished and rebuilt, extended within the existing perimeter envelope, refurbished and replanned except for the major public spaces, seismically upgraded by means of base isolation and enhancement of existing foundations, basement walls, ground floor, upper floor walls and floors.

This paper describes the assessment of appropriate seismic loads, the structural system, the analysis and design of the retrofitted structure. Anticipated construction procedures and difficulties are also addressed.

Published
1992-09-30
How to Cite
Poole, R. A., & Clendon, J. E. (1992). N. Z. parliament buildings seismic protection by base isolation. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 25(3), 147-160. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.25.3.147-160
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Articles