Built Environment

The built environment includes buildings, housing, infrastructure and recreational facilities. These are critical to the health and wellbeing of communities. Here is what we have to share.

Demolitions and Operations: An overview of the CERA Operations team

Formed in late March 2011, the Operations team managed the structural demol...

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Offsite health and safety

This case study looks at CERA’s offsite health and safety responsibilitie...

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 2

In this interview excerpt, CCDU Principal Advisor Andrew Bowman talks about...

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 3

In this interview excerpt, Development Director John O’Hagan describes wi...

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Demolitions and Operations: An overview of the CERA Operations team

Formed in late March 2011, the Operations team managed the structural demolition work in the central business district red zone, residential red zone and Port Hills red zone. Identifying unstable buil...

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Offsite health and safety

This case study looks at CERA’s offsite health and safety responsibilities. It discusses the risks of working inside and around earthquake-damaged buildings and demolishing residential red zone prop...

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 2

In this interview excerpt, CCDU Principal Advisor Andrew Bowman talks about the consortium which came together to deliver the blueprint for Christchurch’s central city in 100 days.

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 3

In this interview excerpt, Development Director John O’Hagan describes witnessing the damage caused by the 22 February 2011 earthquake.

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We sat down with people who gained a lot of experience from working in recovery and together we identified five common themes. These themes help us understand the learning from the Canterbury recovery.

Themes