Prefab steel "live links" help fix quake-damaged building

01/30/2013 | Stuff (New Zealand)

Cuddon Engineering has used a new method to help fix the 22-story Pacific Tower building that was damaged by an earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. The technique used 37 prefabricated steel "live links" to replace the stressed links at joints in the structural steel beams, which also brought the building up to the standards of the new building code." Mark Tonks, the project manager, said,"This is the first time in the world this method has been used."

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