Rebuilding New Zealand’s post-seismic christchurch : it’s all about damage control

Événement passé
18h / dimanche 1 avril 2012PAVILLON MACDONALD-HARRINGTON SALLE G-10, Université McGill

The New Zealand city of Christchurch is still a shadow of what it once was before the devastating 2011 earthquake. The number of demolished buildings is over 1000 and still rising.

As a result of such devastation there is now a greater appetite for developers to pay a small premium to implement better performing seismic load resisting systems that not only preserve life, but also minimise structural damage and the time to regain building function after a severe earthquake.

Several solutions are being applied including Eccentrically Braced Frames with removable links and Rocking Steel Braced Frames.

This session will provide a brief overview of background research and emphasise applications and lessons learned.

Cette conférence sera présentée en anglais.

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Conférencier pour cet événement

Alistar Fussel

Alistair Fussell Manages Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ), an organisation dedicated to advancing the interests of New Zealand’s structural steel industry.

Alistair has specialist knowledge in the design of steel structures. He has over 20 years’ structural engineering experience including 15 years working for various New Zealand consulting engineering practices.

He is a chartered professional engineer (CPEng), a Member of the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (MIPENZ) and a member of the Steel Structures Standard committee (NZS 3404)