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Researchers to simulate impact of earthquakes

19 December 2014 University of Canterbury experts will next year use its BlueFern computer to simulate what happened under the ground during the Canterbury earthquakes. (read article)

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‘I think Christchurch is the best place in the world to be... It has been the most amazing time to study here...’

Chloe McKenzie Studying towards a 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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