Continuing Education

Post-Earthquake Reconstruction of Christchurch: Steel City New Zealand [M1]

After the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes, much of the Christchurch central business district was demolished and a new city has emerged in its place. Where reinforced concrete buildings dominated, new construction features an extensive number of steel structures and new structural systems for seismic resistance. Interviews with key reconstruction professionals along with data collected from various sources has helped identify some of the drivers influencing the choice of structural materials and systems. This session presents the results of this study.

Intended Audience: Engineers

  • Date: 4/3/2019 - 4/5/2019
  • PDH Credits: 0


Michel Bruneau, PEng, PhD, F.CAE, F.ASCE

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