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

Structural Design for Earthquake Resistance - Past, Present and Future of Seismic Design: Technical Report by Associate Professor Rajesh P Dhakal, August 2011

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The Commission has received a report written by Associate Professor Rajesh Dhakal of the University of Canterbury, dated August 2011. The report, which was offered to the Commission, provides an indepth discussion of the way in which the current approach to seismic design has developed, and how this may change in the future.

It is particularly relevant to Issues 3(a) and 4 of the issues identified by the Commission in calling for expressions of interest in the inquiry, and will be considered by the Commission in that context.

The report is technical in nature and will primarily be of interest to structural engineers.

[Publication Log: Original publication date: 11 October 2011, Title updated to improve searchability: 21 October 2011, Missing pieces inserted: 24 January 2012]

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    Record ID Attachment Author(s) Subject(s) Building(s) Action
    ENG.ACA.0004PDF, 34 pages, 3.12 mb
    • Dhakal, Rajesh P
    • Engineering
    • New Building Technologies

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