Tag: earthquake strengthening

  • We Had Better Build Better Buildings.

    “Built like a brick sh*thouse” was once a phrase used to describe an indestructible building.  Following the Canterbury earthquakes, the phrase was modified and is now used to describe poor buildings: “Built like a sh*t brickhouse”. Most modern commercial buildings performed very well in the Canterbury quakes.  Typically constructed of reinforced concrete, these buildings were…

  • Let’s go the whole hog with heritage

    No, not in any Gerry Brownlee way, but if there’s going to be any strengthening going on why mess with 30%?  Why put all that kind of money into strengthening when to strengthen to 100% won’t cost another 70% but much much less?