Precast walls to help protect building against quakes in New Zealand

02/8/2012 | Dominion Post (New Zealand), The

A combination of post-tensioned precast concrete shear walls and laminated veneer lumber are among the key earthquake-resistant features of a $16.8 million building project at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. "Developers, architects and engineers say this innovative technology will be instrumental in the upcoming Christchurch rebuild and will be eventually used in buildings across New Zealand and Australia," said Bill Stockman, Arrow International project manager.

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