|RFx ID :||19687929|
|Tender Name :||Advance Notice - Seismic Design Consultant|
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|Open Date :||Thursday, 3 May 2018 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Friday, 25 May 2018 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Information (Market research) (RFI)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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Seismic design is an integral part of building design. It requires an integrated design and coordination between building designers, structural engineers and building services engineers from the earliest stages of the building project.
In most cases, non-structural systems present a lower risk to life in a large earthquake than the structure itself. However, poorly restrained non-structural systems can render a building unusable, leaving building owners and occupants facing major business interruptions and economic impact caused by building downtime. As a hospital we cannot have interruptions and downtimes in the event of a seismic event not only due to the damage inflicted but the inability to provide critical post disaster functions.
To address these demands the DHB will be looking to establish a specific seismic design and advisory services panel for the construction and refurbishment projects.