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New Zealand: EQC-funded earthquake-proofing technology test a success

Source(s):  Insurance Business Online, Key Media

By Krizzel Canlas

A new earthquake proofing brace system has been successfully tested and offers to help reduce the associated costs of post-quake repairs for socially critical buildings.

Designed to withstand severe “one in 2,500 year event” earthquakes, the technology was invented by Dr. Pouyan Zarnani of Auckland University of Technology (AUT), and investigated by PhD candidate Mohamed Yousef-Beikin in a joint project with Professor Pierre Quenneville of the University of Auckland.


According to Dr. Zarnani, the time immediately post a seismic event is when buildings like medical centres and hospitals are crucial, and this technology will help ensure they can safely provide critical services.


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  • Publication date 03 Jul 2019

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