Beca has great depth of experience in seismic design, assessment, simulation and protection in a wide range of sectors and countries.
Beca's team of experienced seismic advisors can provide customised outcomes for seismic engineering challenges. The services we offer extend to conceptual seismic design advice, which enables our clients to adopt a design appropriate to the level of risk they are prepared to take and leads to efficient and more economical designs.
Beca provides seismic design advice for a wide range of structures and equipment including commercial buildings, tall towers, industrial tanks and equipment, bridges, electrical equipment, onshore platforms, lifelines, petrochemical plants and pipelines.
With over 30 years’ experience in high-tech analysis techniques for seismic engineering, Beca can simulate earthquake from actual and artificial ground motions. The damage locations can be modeled for severe shaking as well as more routine model analysis. Beca has 35 years of site-specific hazard analysis experience.
Our team includes a specialist in non-engineered construction in developing countries, experienced base-isolation designers, and skilled technicians who assess soils for liquefaction during earthquakes and the stability of both soil-retaining structures and soil/rock stockpiles.
Beca’s seismic knowledge and experience has been recognised by a number of governments who have commissioned us to prepare the seismic design aspects of their national building codes. Beca’s seismic engineers also play leading roles in the technical study groups of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, and are called upon regularly to visit the sites of major international earthquakes.