Written: 9 May 2019

PORT MORESBY, May 8, 2019: Following yesterday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake, preliminary reports indicate there is no structural damage at Nambawan Super Haus in Lae.

Mr Paul Sayer, CEO Namabawan Super, said Nambawan Super Haus is a new building, completed in late 2012, that was built to the Australian Building Code with full consideration given to the local seismic conditions.

“An initial structural engineering inspection was undertaken on site on Tuesday and preliminary advice indicates no structural concerns,” Mr Sayer said.

“A team including our General Manager of Property, Mr Andrew Esler, General Manager FiveD Mr Brad Gee and building analysts will travel to Lae on Thursday to further inspect the building and prepare a detailed report.”

As part of Nambawan Super’s routine property portfolio management, a team of 5 engineers are currently undertaking building condition audits across all Nambawan Super buildings.

The group will be in Lae on Friday as part of their 2-week schedule ensuring the highest level of expert oversight at this time.

“Before the quake, that building had some cosmetic damage to the façade that was being investigated by façade engineers Savcor Art.

“The team from Savcor Art were onsite during the quake and reported significant cosmetic façade damage as a result of Tuesday’s earthquake,” Mr Sayer said.

“As a precautionary measure our staff, clients and building tenants chose to leave the building yesterday, however, we have been in communication with all tenants and advised the building is open.”

No staff, members or tenants were injured during or as a result of the quake and Nambawan Super’s office will be open and operating as usual.

For more information visit nambawansuper.com.pg

Ms Anna Awasa
+675 309 5376

Raymond Palangat
+675 309 5236

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