Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Te Komihana Rūwhenua o Waitaha Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission – Te Komihana Rūwhenua o Waitaha

Those who lost relatives and friends in the 22 February earthquake can be assured that there will be a very thorough inquiry into the failure of buildings that resulted in loss of life.
Chair, Justice Mark Cooper

Preliminary Observations from Christchurch Earthquakes: Technical Report by John Hare in conjunction with Structural Engineering Society of New Zealand, August 2011

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John Hare, in consultation with other structural engineers, has put together a list of observations made on the performance of buildings in the Christchurch earthquakes. The list includes suggestions for factors which should be considered for amendment in design codes/standards, together with a number of aspects which require research and structural testing to be carried out to enable engineers to understand why the behaviour of structural elements in the buildings differed from that observed in structural laboratories.

The report has been studied by the management committee of the Structural Engineering Society (SESOC) and appreciable inputs were obtained from Charles Clifton, Greg McRae, Mark Batchelar, Mike Newcombe and Gordon Hughes.

This report should be of interest to practicing engineers and students interested in structures.

[Publication Log: Original publication date: 10 October 2011, Title updated to improve searchability: 21 October 2011]

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