THE VARYING DAMAGE OF THE CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKES

THE VARYING DAMAGE OF THE CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKES

Damage from the Canterbury earthquakes varied greatly from region to region of Christchurch. One street may have been completely destroyed, while another in close proximity was untouched. The reason for this variance is multifaceted. Different soil types react differently to seismic activity, and each area has differing styles of buildings. This means that areas with […]

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TYPES OF BUILDING DAMAGE

TYPES OF BUILDING DAMAGE

Building damage can be divided into two broad categories: damage that was caused solely by earthquake shaking; and damage that resulted from ground deformation including liquefaction, lateral spreading or landslip. While shaking damage to dwellings has been observed on the flat, the February and June 2011 aftershocks in particular caused significant shaking damage to hillside […]

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ALL ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE COMMISSION (EQC

ALL ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE COMMISSION (EQC

What is the Earthquake Commission? The New Zealand Government first established New Zealand’s Earthquake Commission in 1945. Originally its role was to provide earthquake and war damage cover for people that purchased fire insurance. Later on, cover for other natural disasters were included, and cover for war damage removed. Today, the Earthquake Commission is a […]

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SMARTLIFT IS PROUD TO BE ISO 9001 CERTIFIED

SMARTLIFT IS PROUD TO BE ISO 9001 CERTIFIED

SmartLift is proudly ISO 9001 certified for both Commercial and Residential Foundation Levelling; this means that we meet stringent quality control standards. This can provide you and your family with valuable peace of mind when choosing a re-levelling system. What is ISO? ISO originated from the merger of two separate organisations. These were named ISO […]

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LIQUEFACTION – WHAT IS IT

LIQUEFACTION – WHAT IS IT

Liquefaction is a process where by firm ground takes on a liquid form temporarily. This generally happens during seismic events such as earthquakes. A notable example of this was during the Canterbury earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011. In these events liquefaction caused silt and fine sand to ‘boil’ up and cause widespread damage. […]

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