Report from the Field – 15MAR2011

March 15, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog, Masonry

The day started with rain which makes taking good photos difficult and makes everything a little bit harder. We started off the day looking specifically at partially or fully retrofitted unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings. Here in Christchurch there are a large number of URMs and a number of these...


Weng Y Kam; Preliminary report on pre-1970s RC buildings, RCM and precast staircases damage.

March 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Masonry, Reinforced Concrete, Structural

The following is a Repost by Weng Y Kam for the NZSEE clearing house: PRELIMINARY REPORT FROM THE CHRISTCHRUCH 22 Feb 2011 6.3 Mw Earthquake: pre-1970s RC and RCM buildings, and precast staircase damage. Weng Y Kam Download the full report (with photographs) here. 1 Introduction The 6.3 Mw Christchurch...


Earthquake Images Compiled by CSSC

To view selected images of the M6.3 Christchurch Earthquake of Februrary 22, 2011 compiled by the staff of the CA Seismic Safety Commission click here.