Te Ao Nui Building
WSP|Opus approached Kaizon Engineering to perform a PS2, design peer review, on a new three-storey office building (Te Ao Nui) in Palmerston North.
Kaizon were the Facade and Building Envelope design peer reviewer for WSP|Opus – who were the architects on the project. The new three-storey office building was designed with a high-importance level (IL4). This meant Te Ao Nui must meet very stringent design performance measures focused on maintaining functionality to a portion of the top floor of the building following significant seismic events. The facade and building enclosure design incorporated these stringent requirements by selecting materials and detailing methods that will maintain a weathertight building and deliver on the client’s expectations.