"We found the entire process painless. Silvester Clark corresponded directly with WCC on our behalf. We now have a building that is not on the earthquake prone register. This has added value to our property.” – D. Tingey

Earthquake specialities


Following the devastating earthquakes both in Christchurch and overseas in recent times, earthquake preparedness is in the forefront of a lot of people’s minds.

We have a large portfolio of building both in Wellington and around the country now that we have assessed and/or strengthened.

We work for clients that have national building portfolios and who have a policy in place for the assessment and strengthening in a set time frame. Through our expert contacts we can provide investigation and costing services to make sure the complete picture is presented to our clients.

Silvester Clark is also working hard with plant and other non-structural element providers to provide restraint in seismic events.

The Backbencher

After two fires at the Backbencher in 2012 Silvester Clark were engaged to design works to strengthen this two storey brick building to 70%NBS. The strengthening works were design to occur in two stages with the works at ground floor being constructed first as part of the fire damage reinstatement works. 

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