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Project to predict damage to concrete buildings

25 September 2014 A University of Canterbury engineering research project is evaluating the methods and models used to predict the expected damage to multi-storey reinforced concrete buildings. (read article)

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Smartphones for smart educators

12 September 3 pm A6

‘With our changing environment and rapidly growing population, engineering is going to be evolving...’

Eli Maynard MEM
Geotechnical and Hydrological Engineer, GeoSolve Ltd
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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

2014 Hopkins Lecture - 'Accountability of Professional Engineers to Communities they Serve'
17 Sept, 6.30 pm C1.

Dr Kevin Thompson, President of IPENZ will this year be giving the Hopkins Lecture and discussing the public concern that professional engineers who have failed to meet professional standards have not always been held to account and will outline the current regulatory regime for professional engineers, and proposing changes for improving the regime". ALL WELCOME

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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