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    • Development and Testing of Hollow-Core Retrofits 

      Bueker, Frank; Parr, Michael; Elwood, Ken; Bull, Des (2019)
      Precast concrete floors are the predominant flooring system in New Zealand. Cost efficiency, low self-weight and the ability to span long distances are some reasons for their popularity. The 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake, ...
    • Development of a Seismic Damage Prediction Model Using Machine Learning 

      Roeslin, Samuel; Ma, Quincy; Elwood, Ken; Wicker, Jorg (2018)
      Natural catastrophes are increasing worldwide. They are becoming more frequent but also more severe and impactful on our built environment leading to extensive damage and losses. Earthquake events account for the smallest ...
    • Development of an Earthquake Casualty Model for New Zealand 

      Horspool, Nick; Elwood, Ken; Johnston, David; Ardargh, Michael; Deely, Joanne (2018)
      In the past 8 years, earthquakes in New Zealand have injured over 12,000 people and killed 187. This has had a huge impact on the affected individuals, families, businesses and communities across the country. Understanding ...
    • Experimental Evaluation of Alternative Low Damange Solutions for Reinforced Concrete Walls 

      Blount, Stephen; Henry, Richard; Ryan, Keri; Lu, Yiqui; Elwood, Ken (2017)
      Four half-scale concrete walls with different low damage solutions are currently being tested at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Low damage alternatives were selected based on literature review and discussion with ...
    • FP3: Coordinated Project - Multidisciplinary Approach for a Resilient Wellington CBD 

      Elwood, Ken; Filippova, Olga; Chandramohan, Reagan; Orchiston, Caroline; Noy, Ilan; Hopkins, John; Pastor, Jacob; Robertson, Alex (2018)
      We describe the creation of a building inventory database developed for Wellington, whose ultimate aim is to assist the generation of research on the risks, impacts, and viable solutions for reducing the seismic risk of ...
    • FP3: Coordinated Project - Multidisciplinary Approach for a Resilient Wellington CBD 

      Filippova, Olga; Elwood, Ken; Chandramohan, Reagan; Orchiston, Caroline; Noy, Ilan; Hopkins, John; Paz, Jacob; Robertson, Alex (2018)
      Building inventory database is created for Wellington, whose ultimate aim is to assist the generation of research on the risks, impacts, and viable solutions for reducing the seismic risk of existing multi-story ...
    • ILEE-QuakeCoRE proposed Shake-Table Test of A Low-Damage concrete Wall Building 

      Lu, Yiqui; Gu, Anqi; Xiao, Yi; Henry, Rick; Zhou, Ying; Rodgers, Geoff; Elwood, Ken; Yang, Tony (2017)
      The increasing need to reduce damage and downtime of modern buildings in addition to life-safety has led to the development of the low-damage design philosophy where the earthquakes can be resisted by structures with damage ...
    • ILEE-QuakeCoRE Shake Table Test on a Full-Scale Low-Damage Concrete Wall Building 

      Lu, Yiqiu; Henry, Rick; Elwood, Ken; Rodgers, Geoff; Zhou, Ying; Gu, Anqi; Yang, Tony (2019)
      QuakeCoRE has given New Zealand researchers the opportunity to access some of the world’s top earthquake engineering facilities. A system level shake-table test of a full-scale low-damage concrete wall building has been ...
    • Key Parmeters in Pre-Event Data Collection for Emergency Response and Seismic Loss Estimation for Buildings 

      Roeslin, Samuel; Ma, Quincy; Elwood, Ken (2017)
      Abstract This study provides a simplified methodology for pre-event data collection to support a faster and more accurate seismic loss estimation. Existing pre-event data collection frameworks are reviewed. Data gathered ...
    • Making Wellington (Earthqueake) Resilient: Creating Building Inventory Dataset for Seismic Risk Assessment and Management 

      Pastor, Jacob; Filippova, Olga; Elwood, Ken; Noy, Ilan (2019)
      Wellington City Council earthquake resilience strategy began addressing the city’s building stock as early as 1970’s. Major events that shook our country during this decade (in particular the Kaikoura earthquake) highlighted ...
    • Planning Shake-Table Testing of a Three-Story Low-Damage Steel Frame Building 

      Rangwani, Kiran; MacRae, Gregory; Clifton, Charles; Dhakal, Rajesh; Bagheri, Hamed; Beattie, Graeme; Elwood, Ken; Hashemi, Ashkan; Quenneville, Pierre; Ramhormozian, Shahab; Rashid, Mohammad; Rodgers, Geoff; Sullivan, Tim; Yan, Zhenduo; Zarnani, Pouyan (2018)
      INTRODUCTION As part of QuakeCoRE research into the reparability of structures, the ROBUST (RObust BUilding SysTem) BUILDING SYSTEM TESTING programme is a collaborative NZ-Chinese project involving the 2-D shaking table ...
    • Reparability of earthquake damaged Reinforced Concrete walls 

      Munoz, Gonzalo; Henry, Rick; Elwood, Ken (2019)
      The 2010-2011 Christchurch earthquakes generated damage in several Reinforced Concrete (RC) buildings, which had RC walls as the principal resistant element against earthquake demand. Despite the agreement between structural ...
    • Simplified Performance Based Design/Assessment: Towards an Improved SAC-FEMA Approach 

      Orumiyehei, Amir; Sullivan, Tim; Elwood, Ken (2018)
      Probabilistic seismic assessment offers a rational means of quantifying the risk posed by earthquakes. However, rigorous probabilistic seismic assessment and design methods are quite onerous and require a considerable level ...
    • Smart Resilient Cities 

      Lambie, Emily; Campbell, Emily; Johnston, David; Elwood, Ken; Stephens, Max; Uma, SR; Prasanna, Raj; Becker, Julia; Rangika, Nilani; Syed, Yasir Imtiaz; Hudson-Doyle, Emma; Hopkins, John (2019)
      Emerging technology and data processing tools are transforming the cities we live in, and the way we live in them. Understanding the confluence of trends and evolving relationship between people, systems and data is key ...
    • Smart Seismic Cities 

      Elwood, Ken; Horspool, Nick; Stephens, Max; Best, Tyler (Quake CoRE, 2017)
      Introduction The effectiveness of disaster planning and post-disaster response efforts is heavily reliant on the rapid availability of situational information, such as high-level estimations of extents of damage, loss of ...