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“Unacceptable” design flaw in Statistics House – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on March 31st, 2017.

Design standards and building laws will be reviewed following an investigation into structural damage to Statistics House in November’s Kaikōura earthquake. The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment’s investigation into the building’s damage in the magnitude 7.8 earthquake was released on Friday. Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith called the building’s performance “unacceptable” and […]

Further Q&A from earthquake engineers

John Kerr posted in on March 12th, 2012.

Following from last month’s SMC Q&A with earthquake engineers, we have several more earthquake related questions answered by a panel of expert engineers. The engineers include John Hare, president of the Structural Engineering Society, Win Clark, executive officer at the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, Mark Batchelar a consultant engineer and earthquake engineering expert […]

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