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UC commended in quality audit

24 March 2015 A four-year academic audit report has commended the UC on wide-ranging and effective contributions made by students to the university's planning, reviews and services. (read article)

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‘I want to help people in my country with their engineering needs...’

Andrew Maebiru Studying towards a BE(Hons) in Civil Engineering
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Inline Pipe Turbine Technology

Dr Pedro Lee has been interviewed by M2 magazine on the idea of using inline turbines for energy recovery on water distribution systems. The fluids area is an exciting field with the development of many cutting edge technologies that can change the way our cities work. Dr Pedro Lee has previously been awarded a Marsden grant from the Royal Society of NZ and is in collaboration with the world's largest water company in the development these technologies. Please contact Dr Pedro Lee if you are interested in learning more!

2015 Best Technical Note Award at World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2015

Congratulations to former PhD student Cameron Oliver, Mark Davidson and Roger Nokes on being awarded the 2015 best technical note award entitled "Behavior of Dense Discharges beyond the Return Point”. Well done guys!

Department Mourns Passing of Professor Nigel Priestley

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‐buildf Christchurch, New Zealand, following the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. (Youtube video). Departmental Research

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