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Earthquake assessment

Our team of experienced and chartered structural engineers have been assessing earthquake damaged commercial and residential structures since 2011.

Our services include:

  • Inspection, assessment, and reporting of damaged structures for property owners, contractors, insurance companies, and lawyers. Our team have excellent working relationships with the main insurance companies, including EQC.
  • Preliminary on-site meeting to discuss earthquake damage or inadequate repair concerns, review of existing documentation to determine if a more detailed inspection is required, and provide advice on the repair process.
  • Detailed site assessment, comprising a review of existing documentation, a structural assessment, floor level and fixture level survey, photographic subfloor inspection, wall verticality survey, roof space inspection, and shallow geotechnical testing. A comprehensive report is produced to provide recommendations for repair or remediation. This type of report is able to be used as a pre-purchase inspection report for the property owner’s peace of mind or ease of sale/purchase.
  • Structural design of repairs, council building consent application with engineering design producer statements (PS1) and LBP memorandum as required. Liaising with insurers, contractors, or project management companies on your behalf if required, and providing construction monitoring and PS4 engineering sign-off.

If you would like to know more about this service, please contact us for more information by calling (03) 3416682 or email info@nzcse.co.nz.

Featured Projects


The 1920s dwelling and deck were assessed to have earthquake-induced foundation settlement. The solution involved the full relevelling of perimeter foundation, internal piles, and deck piles.