Bumpy roads to reconstruction

Alice Chang-Richards, Charlotte Brown, Nicky Smith


BRANZ Build Magazine
Feature section: Canterbury today
June/July 2019, Edition Build 172: Design Better


QuakeCoRE research from Christchurch suggests a real-time, cross-sector construction information reporting system would smooth earthquake recovery and improve the ability to resource future construction.

WHAT FUNDAMENTALLY differentiates the earthquake rebuilding timeline of Christchurch from other places like Kobe following the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake and Los Angeles following the 1994 Northridge earthquake?

To find the answer, a recent QuakeCoRE study looked at the progress of restoring and rebuilding homes, infrastructure facilities and commercial buildings in Christchurch following the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes. The factors influencing the trajectory of its reconstruction pathways were also investigated.

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