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The Seismic Assessment of Existing Buildings (the Guidelines) provides a technical basis for engineers to assess existing buildings within New Zealand that are potentially earthquake-prone buildings. The document was formally adopted on the 15th of January 2018 and is intended to be used in conjunction with the Building Code and Supplementary Regulations 1999.

All buildings require periodic inspection to ensure structural safety, strength and stability under normal/actual loads as well as the reduction of the possibility of disproportionate collapse under unanticipated or accidental loads.


Heritage Buildings

We are a design studio that focuses on creating spaces that are functional and aesthetically pleasing. We believe that sustainable design is the future of our industry.

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Seismic Assessments

SMC Design Studio takes pride in providing a tailored service in order to cater to the unique needs of each project.
It has many years' experience in the provision of high quality services and the provision of planning and design advice.

Seismic Upgrades/Retrofit

Do you need a fully detailed design? We have the experience and the tools to help you achieve your project goals! Whether you are looking for a traditional design or a contemporary design, we have you covered.
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SMC Design Studio offers a wealth of experience when it comes to Seismic Assessment and detailed reporting. Our team is available for prompt help.

In almost every building, there are systems in place to ensure the structural integrity of a building's design.

For example mechanical systems that ensure that the interior of a structure stays clean, carpets in place and walls are washed down. It is also important to maintain these systems – so that they reach the end of their lives (or the life span you wish for them to live) without becoming either unreliable or suffering from an accident like a natural disaster.

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Seismic Assessment is the first step towards strengthening any building