Christchurch Post-earthquake Consulting
Tobolski Watkins Engineering was hired by multiple clients to evaluate structural damage and repairability of four structures, which were damaged in the series of 2010-2011 earthquakes, located in the central business district of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Tobolski Watkins completed a thorough structural assessment of the buildings documenting visual damage, permanent deformation, detailing, failed elements and a number of other structural concerns. They also provided a scope of repair and retrofit of the damaged structures to bring them back to an appropriate level of life safety and serviceability. Then developed a newdesign based on current code and performance requirements including use of Revit Structures.