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UC research used in world-first 'Ferrari' overpass
25 July 2016 In a significant advance in engineering, New Zealand's newest overpass features a world-first in quake-resilient technology described as the "Ferrari" of bridges. (read article)
Defining the Brief for Investment in Community Assets by Lawrence Yule
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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