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Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building 'promising'

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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