40 Cuba Street, Wellington, NZ

Completion Date:

August 2022

Project Details:

Throughout 2021 and early 2022 Rockbond worked with The Wellington Company, Flipper Engineering and Solid Art at the 40 Cuba Street heritage building to strengthen the columns on five floors above ground, and the basement below ground.

There were six 750mm square columns on each floor that needed strengthening. For the top four floors Rockbond’s 1.06 Micro Concrete was used to retro-fit the columns. The steel cages being installed around the column and then the column boxed and poured with 1.06 Micro Concrete.

This effective form of column strengthening brought the columns up to the earthquake standard while preserving the natural concrete appearance which was aesthetically pleasing to the asset owner.

On the ground floor and in the basement, the columns were strengthened with the RenewWrap FRP strengthening system from NRI in the States. This system was used on these floors to allow minor disruption particularly on the ground floor where a music shop was trading seven days a week. By using the FRP system, the applicators were able to carry out the strengthening work while the shop was still trading.

Overall this project was a great success with one of Wellington’s iconic heritage buildings being brought up to earthquake standards, with high-class apartments on the top four levels and the building strengthened throughout.

Retro-fitting concrete columns with 1.06 Micro Concrete is an excellent way of bringing the building up to the earthquake code while maintaining that epic concrete look.

1.06 Micro Concrete is a self-compacting, pre-mixed, dry-mix bagged micro concrete which is easy to pump, produces a great finish, and is used for a wide range of concrete repair and strengthening applications.

Key Products Used:

1.06 Micro Concrete

Project Partner: 

The Wellington Company
Flipper Engineering
Solid Art

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Wellington 5045

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Wellington Central
Wellington 6011

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PO Box 38 526
Wellington 5045

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