Image courtesy of Manatū Taonga. Disclaimer: Images are for illustrative purposes only. We do not assert that any building shown or part thereof is earthquake-prone. Further we do not guarantee that any building, part thereof or associated work will be eligible for the Heritage EQUIP fund. Information on eligibility is available at Am I eligible.
 

Hazard

Parts of masonry break off or entire balustrade collapses onto ground.

Potential structural strengthening project

Similar technique as with parapets, but fixed back to the deck structure (diaphragm).

Possible first steps with a structural engineer

They assess the structural capacity of the balustrade and provide specifications for the required strengthening work.
 

Updated on 15th December 2016