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Friday, April 29, 2011

Why buildings respond differently to earthquakes

As mentioned in a recent post, the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) has have a selection of earthquake fact sheets (here).

Especially interesting is the one called Why buildings respond differently to earthquakes. It is a general introduction and applies to both commercial and domestic buildings. The chapter headings are:
  1. Causes of Damage
  2. Types of Shaking Damage in Earthquakes
  3. How are Buildings made more Earthquake resistant?
  4. Evolution of Standards and Building Codes.
  5. Buildings Not Built to Current Building Code
  6. Learning from the Events in Canterbury
It can be found here.
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