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Asteron Centre is a 'poor seismic performer' - engineer

Brent Melville
Tue, 20 Jul 2021

Moving out? Structural questions at Asteron (Image: Supplied)
Brent Melville
Tue, 20 Jul 2021
Sending home more than 1,500 workers from Wellington’s biggest office building is symptomatic of New Zealand's continued use of pre-cast concrete flooring, structural engineers said.Last week, the Asteron Centre offices of Inland Revenue, Civil Aviation Authority, Aviation Security and Asteron Life were closed after a detailed seismic assessment (DSA) reported the new building standard (NBS) rating at a “lower level than previously assessed,” the IRD said.The government agencies and insurance firm, which take up nine floor...

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