This is a place where our engineering team share their ideas, advice and insight into a the field of engineering, including industry updates that our clients and partners should be aware of.
July 9, 2015
After the Christchurch earthquake, everyone became much more conscious of whether the buildings they live and work in would stand up in an earthquake. This is a good question as early construction in New Zealand followed one of two paths; either we built like our Pommie ancestors using brick and stone, or we used the…
June 22, 2015
For several years there has been a requirement for councils to institute a policy requiring commercial property owners to carry out an earthquake assessment of their properties. However, the response to this has been varied with some councils having active policies, while others have done nothing at all. The two major earthquakes in Christchurch, of…