Continuing Education

Rebuilding New Zealand's Post-seismic Christchurch: It's all About Damage Control [N23]

The New Zealand city of Christchurch is still a shadow of what it once was before the devastating 2011 earthquake. The number of demolished buildings is over 1,000 and still rising. As a result of such devastation, there is now a greater appetite for developers to pay a small premium to implement better performing seismic load resisting systems that not only preserve life, but also minimize structural damage and the time to regain building function after a severe earthquake. Several solutions are being applied, including Eccentrically Braced Frames with removable links and Rocking Steel Braced Frames. This session will provide a brief overview of background research and emphasize applications and lessons learned.
  • Date: 3/26/2014 - 3/28/2014
  • PDH Credits: 0


Alistair Fussell

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