There's Still Time to Register for the February 13 Reconstructing Christchurch Webinar



Just a friendly reminder to join us on February 13 for a fascinating discussion about reconstruction following the 2010-2011 Canterbury, New Zealand, earthquakes.

Much of the Christchurch central business district was demolished, and a new city has emerged in its place. From a structural engineering perspective, the new "heart" of Christchurch is quite different from the old one. Michel Bruneau, a professor at the University at Buffalo, will lead the webinar, which will review the results from his and Greg MacRae's (University of Canterbury) study, whose main goals were to quantify the extent to which various types of structural systems have been used in the new buildings constructed and identify drivers that have influenced the selection of structural materials and specific structural systems used.

The 90-minute (1:30pm-3:00pm EST) program, "Reconstructing Christchurch: A Seismic Shift in Building Structural Systems," will talk about how the "new" Christchurch boasts a variety of structural forms, an extensive amount of steel structures and innovative new structural systems that make the city's buildings more seismically resilient.

Click here for more information and to register for the live webinar.

And, for an article on this topic, see "Rebuilding a City in Steel" in the October 2018 issue, available here.