Engineers discuss quakes, low-damage steel solutions

02/21/2013 | Stuff (New Zealand)

Implementation of low-damage solutions to the design and construction of buildings would allow Christchurch, New Zealand, to rebuild to a higher level of resilience, according to University of Canterbury structural engineers and associate professors Stefano Pampanin and Greg MacRae. "Low-damage, post-tensioned rocking and dissipating systems will be ideal for the rebuild, regardless of the material adopted -- be that concrete, steel or timber," said Pampanin.

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