New Zealand Historic Places Trust and New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering public talk
Professor Claudio Modena — “Retrofit of stone masonry buildings”
Italian research and practice
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) and the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) present a public talk by Italian earthquake engineering academic and consultant, Professor Claudio Modena.
When: Wednesday 1 May 2013 at 5:30 pm
Where: University of Otago, Quad 2 Lecture Theatre
1st floor Geology Building, Dunedin
Claudio Modena is a Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy (1994–). He has presented the course of “Structural Problems of Monumental Historical Heritage” in Architectural and Building Engineering and is Director of the Masters course in ‘Structural Restoration of Historic Monuments and Buildings’.
Author of over 200 papers in international journals and attendances at conferences, Claudio Modena is interested in analysis and design of construction, with particular attention on:
– masonry of historical and monumental structures
– strengthening/retrofitting in seismic areas
– retrofitting of metal and masonry arch bridges, and
– safety evaluations.
The professor has maintained a balance between academic and practical experience, combining with mutual benefit both research work and technical consulting. Most of his consulting activity is in the field of restoration and conservation of historic masonry structures.
Claudio Modena is a member of several technical and scientific committees: Cultural Heritage Ministry, Protection of Cultural Heritage from Seismic Hazard Committee. He is currently a member of the High Risks Committee – Seismic Risk Sector of the national Civil Protection Agency and of the special committee established by the Ministry of Infrastructures and Public Works for re-drafting the national codes system related to structural safety of both new and existing structures.
Visit this website for more information about the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Inc www.nzsee.org.nz
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### ch9.co.nz February 22, 2013 – 6:48pm
Government disagrees with councils’ claims
The southern community could be up for a $1.8 billion bill for earthquake strengthening. The claim has come from Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull, speaking on behalf of ten councils from Timaru south. But the Government has called his announcements to the media unhelpful, and accused him of punching at fog.
Dunedin City Council Media Release — 22 February 2014
Southern Councils Highlight Major Concerns Over Earthquake-prone Buildings Proposals
Southern communities could face a bill of almost $1.8 billion under proposed changes to rules governing earthquake-prone buildings. Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says that councils accept work needs to be done on this issue in response to the tragic events in Christchurch, but that any changes need to be flexible, risk-based, practical and affordable for building owners and communities.
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Jason Ingham has been investigating the failure of building stock during the Christchurch earthquake, in particular the fate of unreinforced masonry buildings.
### ODT Online Mon, 14 Feb 2011
Opinion: Taking masonry’s measure
By Jason Ingham
The significant damage caused by the Darfield Earthquake has focused attention firmly on buildings that may be at higher risk in an earthquake. The performance of unreinforced and retrofitted masonry buildings has been of particular interest and observations from the Darfield earthquake are extremely relevant to Dunedin, Queenstown, to all of New Zealand and to earthquake prone zones internationally.
Jason Ingham, associate professor in the department of civil engineering, University of Auckland, and member of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering management committee. He will be presenting his findings at a seminar in Queenstown today, organised by NZSEE.
Monday 14 February 2011
Seismic Assessment & Improvement of Buildings & Foundations – Queenstown
This seminar will report on the findings from a six year study that acquired experimental information and developed techniques for performing detailed seismic assessment of buildings and their foundations, and associated methods for improving their performance if assessed to be seismically deficient.
More information (via IPENZ)
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