Professional Practice Lessons from the Christchurch Earthquake

Date: February 24, 2014

Presenter: Dale H. Turkington, B.Ap.Sc., M.E., FIPENZ, CPEng (NZ)

The Christchurch earthquake has taught several lessons that are particularly relevant to British Columbia with respect to the legal framework, design/building codes, construction standards and seismicity.

The presentation summarizes the impact of earthquakes on buildings and key lessons learnt from three perspectives:

  • Technical lessons for structural design engineers.
  • Practise lessons for small and large building design consultancies.
  • Lessons for the engineering profession in BC.

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