Published: 4:30PM Monday March 12, 2012 Source: ONE News
A central Christchurch street after the February quake – Source: ONE News
Scientists have been discussing future building technologies in a change of focus for the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission today.
The next three days will be spent exploring new design possibilities for the rebuild of Christchurch.
One expert states focus needs to be put on low damage building technologies, the study of ground resistance and strengthening of non-structural parts of buildings.
Earthquake engineer Associate professor Dr Rajesh Dhakal stated this means putting more focus on damage-resistant design for non-structural components, especially the partitions, ceilings, facades, parapets, chimneys and similar parts.
It is hoped the three-day debate between academics and engineers will help the royal commission decide what techniques will work ideal to balance potential costs with future safety.
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