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Using the Macroelement Method to Seismically Assess Complex URM Buildings
Existing unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings are often composed of traditional construction techniques, with poor connections between walls and diaphragms that results in poor performance when subjected to seismic actions. ...
Decision-Making for Resilient Solutions Associated with Heritage, Earthquake-Prone Buildings
he 2016 Building (Earthquake Prone Building) Amendment Act aims to improve the system for managing earthquake-prone buildings. The proposed changes to the Act were precipitated by the Canterbury earthquakes, and the need ...
Unreinforced Masonry Churches in New Zealand Towards a Holistic Framework for the Identification of Optimal Seismic Retrofit Interventions
Unreinforced masonry churches in New Zealand, similarly to everywhere else in the word have proven to be highly vulnerable to earthquakes, because of their particular construction features. The Canterbury (New Zealand) ...
Improving Earthquake building Resilience in Provincial Towns - Adaptive Reuse Approach
Abstract A growing acceptance that property redevelopment and sustainable town centre regeneration is a responsive strategy to the regulatory demands of seismic strengthening in NZ. This project uses a precinct approach ...