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Data Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

All data is stored in secure electronic systems accessible only to Oasys staff with both valid network login credentials and specific authorisation to access the system.  Our systems further limit data access by role to ensure data is available only to those who have a specific need to see it.

If at any point you suspect or receive a suspicious communication from someone suggesting they work for Oasys or a website claiming to be affiliated with Oasys, please forward the communication to us or report the incident by email to oasys@arup.com or in writing to Oasys, 13 Fitzroy Street, London, UK, W1T 4BQ as soon as possible.

Data Security Notice Updated 27th February 2020

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Website Terms and Conditions

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Software Licensing Terms

Terms and Conditions of Purchase

The full conditions of purchase and maintenance for all Oasys software are set out in the Oasys Software Licence and Support Agreement. All prices are subject to TAX at the current rate.

Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice – please ask for a written quotation.

Although every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of all information contained herein, the contents do not form or constitute a representation, warranty, or part of any contract.

Superseded Versions of Terms and Conditions

Oasys keeps copies of all superseded versions of its terms and conditions.

Maintenance & Support Services

Support and maintenance is included with all subscription licences for their full duration.

Annual maintenance contracts are available for software under a perpetual licence, prices are based on a percentage of the most recent list price.

This service includes:

  • telephone/email/web based support
  • free software updates available via internet download
  • personalised output header for many products

Queens Wharf Redevelopment, Auckland

Software Used on this Project

Project Overview

As part of the Queens Wharf Redevelopment project, the Auckland Waterfront Development Agency worked with one of the largest professional services consultancies in the Asia Pacific, Beca, to redevelop Shed 10 among other waterfront structures. Once a double-storied cargo shed, Shed 10 was adapted for re-use in time for the Rugby World Cup and then underwent further refurbishment to become Auckland’s primary cruise ship terminal and an events venue. This phase of the project posed two particular structural challenges that required accurate modelling of the vibration performance of the structure.

Challenge 1: Stairs

The first structural challenge that Beca faced during the project was the introduction of a new stair case that was to provide both primary access to the upper floor and also provide a key fire egress route. As a result, this called for a relatively wide stair (3m) to allow for the movement of a large volume of people. This was further complicated by a requirement for the stair to span 12 metres to a hanger system suspended from a new 12 metre span beam as no new columns were allowed on the wharf deck below. Due to the potential for large cumulative deflections of this combined system, steel truss stringers were required to be concealed in the solid clad balustrades.

GSA model and the result

Challenge 2: Column Removal

The second unique challenge of the project was the prior removal of a line of internal columns within Shed 10 that formed a very long beam span of 16 metres on the eastern side of level 1. As a result of the column removal, the floor would be significantly livelier on this side compared to the west.

A preliminary 3D dynamic analysis of the floor under footfall (walking) excitation was undertaken which predicted accelerations in this area. Options for mitigation were then explored.

How Oasys proved invaluable

Aaron Beer, Technical Director at Beca explained the complexity of the project and its requirements: “our experience of stairs and floors of this type is there can be a risk of excessive liveliness which is a potential concern in terms of satisfying industry standard comfort criteria”.

Given the challenges with both the new stairs and the large span within the structure, Aaron and his team recognised that being able to accurately model the vibration performance of the structure was a critical stage of the planning process.  Oasys GSA proved to be a very valuable tool in  this context due to its ability to determine what particular aspect(s) are critical, allowing designers to examine the resonance of a structure relative to various loads using harmonic analysis.  Further, the graphical outputs supported a meaningful discussion with the client about likely performance and risk of complaint

Used to its strengths, GSA footfall analysis enables users to locate regions of high and low response and thus to explore localised modifications to floor structures to minimise cost.  GSA provides designers a powerful tool to assess structures using the SCI, Concrete Centre and Arup methods.

GSA stair model

The development project was completed and welcomes over 100 cruises and 200,000 visitors to Queen’s Wharf, a public space for citizens and a gateway for visitors to Auckland, every year. Shed 10 and the Wharf are registered as a Category 1 Historic Place, which is the highest level of heritage status and protection.

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