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What will an Alpine Fault earthquake feel like?
19 May 2016 The next UC Connect public lecture is on how new methods of understanding ground shaking in the Canterbury earthquakes are helping us prepare for the big one. (read article)
Quantifying Seismic Risk to Transportation Networks: User Impacts and at-risk
16 November, 4 pm, John Britten, HP Seminar Room
NZSEE Learns from Earthquake Mission
Department staff member Dr Gabriele Chiaro recently led a team from NZSEE to Kyusu Island, Southern Japan. The main objectives of the group were to look at landslides, liquefaction, retaining wall performance and other geotechnical /geological effects caused by the April 2016 Kumamoto earthquake sequence. The result of this mission would be of huge benefit to NZ in identifing similar potential hazards and the development of remedial actions.
Best Student Paper at NZSEE Conference
Congratulations to Ben Westeneng (ME in Earthquake Engineering) for being awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the recent NZSEE Conference. Ben's paper was entitled "Prevention of Gusset Plate Out-of-Plane Sway Buckling Failure in Buckling Restrained Braced Frames".
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