NZSEE 2020 Webinar Series

QuakeCoRE Seminar – 1 May 2020
April 9, 2020
QuakeCoRE Seminar – 22 May 2020
April 28, 2020

Join the first of the NZSEE 2020 Webinar series, Building Resilience. 

When: 22nd April, 12pm-2pm
Cost: Free!
Where: Online (Register here)

The speakers will present thought pieces describing the issues and drivers for change, and updates from some of the significant workstreams already well underway which are progressing our knowledge in this area and building our evidence base.

The presentations will be followed by time for questions and discussion with the speakers and webinar cochairs Helen Ferner and Professor Ken Elwood.

The Building Code – A Rethink by Mike Stannard.
The presentation will look at the purpose for the Code, considers recent New Zealand experience and international trends with a performance-based system, and makes some suggestions for improved clarity and effectiveness of outcomes.

Overview of MBIE’s Earthquake Engineering Work Programme by Jenni Tipler
This presentation will discuss the various MBIE led projects currently underway including the low damage design project and the seismic risk working group.

Seismic Loss Assessment Research: Informing selection of alternative seismic performance criteria by Professor Tim Sullivan
This presentation will provide an overview of QuakeCoRE research aimed at advancing tools for seismic performance assessment of buildings, with a particular focus on loss assessment. The research considers the extent to which changes to seismic design criteria, such as low-damage design approaches and revised serviceability criteria, could impact seismic losses and thus inform decision making.  Finally, the focus areas for future research are identified.

The Drivers for Change by Rob Jury
This presentation will discuss the drivers for change and the need to rethink New Zealand’s EQ design standards and design approach and will introduce the proposed NZSEE Resilient Buildings project, its vision and aims from the viewpoint of a practicing engineer and experienced code writer.

Registering will provide you with login details for the webinar.  Numbers are limited so please only register if you plan to attend. Anyone may attend, however preference will be given to NZSEE members if places are oversubscribed.

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