IPENZ Fact Sheet on the Christchurch Quake

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11 years 3 months ago #26531 by Hawkspur
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This fact sheet compiled by the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand has useful explanations of some of the effects of the quake, and clarifies a few items that have been puzzled over in the media.
One point made is that earthquake design is about life safety, not buildings being usable afterwards. If the building does not collapse, this is a good result, as lives are saved. Buildings can be replaced.

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11 years 3 months ago #368450 by sod
thanks great way to think about it too people count :)

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11 years 3 months ago #368467 by jen
Thanks for posting that. Excellent read.

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11 years 3 months ago #368511 by NZ Appaloosas
Did anyone see the "example" that one guy videoed to explain liquefaction, using the silt in his yard and his wheelbarrow? (it is on youtube, I believe.) Made me think of what the concrete people do when they're skimming/smoothing/whatever-it's-called after the concrete's been poured, as the final touch.

Diane


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