Earthquake-prone Buildings Identified

Auckland Council is anticipating challenges from building owners whose properties are identified as earthquake-prone. From November onwards, proprietors of approximately 1800 earthquake-prone buildings in Auckland are going to receive letters of notification which will inform them of their building’s status. Owners of such buildings will either be added to a national register and undergo the […]

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Cheap Hybrid Systems for Earthquake-Resistant Buildings

Dr Minghao Li, a structural timber engineer at the University of Canterbury and his team, including researchers from Tongji Univeristy in China are currently looking for low-cost alternatives to build earthquake-resistant buildings. They recently shook a 8.8 metre building that was constructed out of cheap materials readily available in New Zealand to see the impact. […]

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