Project No. 6293
Built Environment Collective (BE Collective) was commissioned by Coffey International (on behalf of AusAID) in June 2013 to undertake a structural verification review of Airvos Views apartments. The scope of commissioned services included a review of structural documentation, site meeting/inspection, and design checking of key structural elements including retaining walls.
Given PNG is recognised as a seismic area the walls retaining the site were of particular concern to the client. The walls are up to 10m high and looked particularly slender (and tall) during construction. The design engineer had performed his commission very well, and BE Collective were able to verify that the walls, acting as propped cantilevers were considered adequate with respect to PNG Standards.