18 Apr 2017, Stuff, Fairfax Digital, Fairfax New Zealand Ltd
Constructing large buildings to be earthquake-resistant is expensive and the costs are often a barrier for developers. While more research is needed, a "hybrid system" combining steel and timber may be a solution to improving building resilience and keeping people safe in mainly residential, multi-storey buildings.
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