Civil and Natural Resources Engineering - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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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)

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Hopkins Lecture, 10 August

Defining the Brief for Investment in Community Assets by Lawrence Yule

‘I think Christchurch is the best place in the world to be... ’

Chloe McKenzie BE(Hons) in Civil Engineering
Graduate Engineer, Opus International Consultants
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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".

Construction Management Graduates in High Demand

Gokal Krishnan came from India to study Construction Management within the Department of Civil and Natural Resources. He is now working on the rebuild. Read his story

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