Preliminary Observations from the Christchurch Earthquakes
John Hare, in consultation with other structural engineers, put together a list of observations made on the performance of buildings in the Christchurch earthquakes. The list included suggestions for factors which should be considered for amendment in design codes/standards, together with a number of aspects which require research and structural testing to be carried out to enable engineers to understand why the behaviour of structural elements in the buildings differed from that observed in structural laboratories.
The report was studied by the management committee of the Structural Engineering Society (SESOC) and appreciable inputs were obtained from Charles Clifton, Greg McRae, Mark Batchelar, Mike Newcombe and Gordon Hughes.
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