2 Jan 2013

Quake building resilience being measured

11:20 am on 2 January 2013

GNS Science says a $3 million project measuring earthquake resilience in buildings and bridges is a major step forward in improving quake engineering.

The project funded by the Earthquake Commission, is installing sensors in 30 multi-storey buildings, bridges and residential homes in areas of expected regular earthquake activity over the next 20 years.

GNS is keen to hear from property owners willing to have a sensor placed in their building.

It says structural details of the building, combined with how it performs in a quake, will help to improve design standards and construction methods so buildings in the future will be more resilient.