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UC academic Young NZ Engineer of the Year finalist

27 November 2014 A UC engineer, who has tested and researched the impact of earthquakes, is a finalist in the Young New Zealand Engineer of the Year Awards tomorrow night. (read article)

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‘I try to head up the ski fields as much as possible and Canterbury is the perfect place to do this...’

Harrison Steedman Studying towards BE(Hons) in Civil Engineering
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Resilient Seismic Design in Multi-Story Wood Buildings

Professor Andy Buchanan, Professor Emeritus from the Department reviews the performance of wood, steel and concrete in seismic zones with favorable results for wood design. Case studies include new post‐tensioned timber building systems under construction in the re‐build of Christchurch, New Zealand, following the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. (Youtube video). Departmental Research


Where to next for our Sinking City?

Dr Matthew Hughes who is the Canterbury Earthquake Geospatial Research Fellow in the Department and Associate Professor Mark Quigley, Geological Sciences, surveyed the changing landscape of post-quake Christchurch. Read the full article as reported in the Press


Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Professor Nigel Priestley

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