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.

A wealth of data

The Canterbury Geotechnical Database is an online database developed for th...

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Foundation damage

Geotechnical engineers have inspected more than 60,000 residential properti...

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Lateral spreading

Horizontal ground movements related to liquefaction occurred across greater...

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Liquefaction-related land damage

The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010-2011 triggered widespread liquef...

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Localised ground surface changes

Liquefaction of underlying soil layers can cause slumping of elevated areas...

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Paleoliquefaction

Paleoliquefaction is the preserved evidence of liquefaction in the soil pro...

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Residential Ground Improvement: Findings from trials to manage liquefaction vulnerability

The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010-2011 triggered widespread liquef...

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A wealth of data

The Canterbury Geotechnical Database is an online database developed for the rebuild of Christchurch after the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence. It was designed as a searchable repository for...

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Foundation damage

Geotechnical engineers have inspected more than 60,000 residential properties for possible liquefaction-induced land damage after the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence.

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Lateral spreading

Horizontal ground movements related to liquefaction occurred across greater Christchurch following the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence. Information including aerial LiDAR and aerial photograp...

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Liquefaction-related land damage

The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010-2011 triggered widespread liquefaction and land damage throughout the region.   Land damage varied across the region with severity influenced by two main fa...

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Localised ground surface changes

Liquefaction of underlying soil layers can cause slumping of elevated areas displacing the liquefied soils sideways. In addition to the liquefaction related subsidence, this slumping increases the ris...

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Paleoliquefaction

Paleoliquefaction is the preserved evidence of liquefaction in the soil profile attributed to seismic events occurring before earthquake records began.   Following the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake...

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Residential Ground Improvement: Findings from trials to manage liquefaction vulnerability

The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010-2011 triggered widespread liquefaction. In some areas this resulted in consequential land and building damage.     The Ground Improvement Programme is an...

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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