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Post-quake building – lessons from Christchurch

John Kerr posted in on July 1st, 2011.

Following the release of a new information paper on earthquake engineering, the media have examined new challenges in building safe structures. The paper,  released this week by the Royal Society of New Zealand, was titled “The Canterbury earthquakes: Answers to critical questions about buildings”. The document represented input from several expert groups -the Royal Society […]

Building design in wake of Canterbury quakes

Dacia Herbulock posted in on June 29th, 2011.

What does earthquake damage to buildings and structures during the Christchurch earthquakes mean for building design in the future? A new information paper launched today brings together the science and engineering expertise of several organisations — the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ), the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), the Structural Engineering Society […]

The Canterbury earthquake and the science response

Peter Griffin posted in on March 16th, 2011.

Media are invited to attend a press conference at 11am today on the scientific response to the Canterbury earthquake and how science will inform the recovery process. UPDATE: Audio now available below An extensive Q&A on the Canterbury earthquake and the recovery effort has been launched by the Royal Society of New Zealand, the Office […]

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