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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An Innovative Alliance

A project of the size and scope of the Christchurch rebuild needs solid sys...

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Building resilience into the Christchurch sewer system

The most costly disruptions always happen when something we take for grante...

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CERA’s Horizontal Infrastructure Programme: Financial management and guidelines for future recovery practitioners

The horizontal infrastructure rebuild was one of the most risk-prone recove...

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CERA’s horizontal infrastructure programme: An introductory overview

Greater Christchurch’s horizontal infrastructure (freshwater, stormwater...

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Challenging demolitions: The Hotel Grand Chancellor

Christchurch’s 26-storey Hotel Grand Chancellor was badly damaged in the...

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Christchurch’s heritage buildings after the earthquakes

This case study outlines the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s a...

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City Care: Christchurch Earthquake 22 February 2011

The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake was a powerful natural event that...

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Collectively we are stronger

Duncan Gibb was the founding General Manager of the Stronger Christchurch I...

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Contractor safety inside the cordon

CERA took over the management of Christchurch’s central city cordon two m...

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Cordon access: An overview

Following the February 2011 earthquake, a cordon closed off most of Christc...

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Creating a high performance environment, with intent

Resilient Organisations had the opportunity to talk with Duncan Gibb, CEO o...

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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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An Innovative Alliance

A project of the size and scope of the Christchurch rebuild needs solid systems backing up the work on the ground. SCIRT’s innovative business processes, built from scratch by a team under intense p...

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Building resilience into the Christchurch sewer system

The most costly disruptions always happen when something we take for granted stops working. Rebuilding Christchurch's sewers involves balancing the demands of time and money against future-proofing th...

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CERA’s Horizontal Infrastructure Programme: Financial management and guidelines for future recovery practitioners

The horizontal infrastructure rebuild was one of the most risk-prone recovery programmes in the Christchurch recovery effort. The following guidelines, which can be read alongside Disaster recovery: G...

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CERA’s horizontal infrastructure programme: An introductory overview

Greater Christchurch’s horizontal infrastructure (freshwater, stormwater and wastewater pipes, and roading assets) suffered significant damage after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.   This documen...

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Challenging demolitions: The Hotel Grand Chancellor

Christchurch’s 26-storey Hotel Grand Chancellor was badly damaged in the earthquake of 22 February 2011. The building was on a visible lean and fears that the building would collapse at first hamper...

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Christchurch’s heritage buildings after the earthquakes

This case study outlines the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s approach to heritage buildings after the earthquakes. It includes the development of the Heritage Buildings and Places Recover...

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City Care: Christchurch Earthquake 22 February 2011

The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake was a powerful natural event that severely damaged New Zealand's second-largest city.   The earthquake caused widespread damage across Christchurch, especia...

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Collectively we are stronger

Duncan Gibb was the founding General Manager of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) which was responsible for the massive task of repairing earthquake damaged horizontal infr...

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Contractor safety inside the cordon

CERA took over the management of Christchurch’s central city cordon two months after the February 2011 earthquake. During its peak the cordon area represented the largest construction site in the so...

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Cordon access: An overview

Following the February 2011 earthquake, a cordon closed off most of Christchurch’s central city. A monitored pass system was implemented by CERA to provide limited, safe access to business owners, t...

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Creating a high performance environment, with intent

Resilient Organisations had the opportunity to talk with Duncan Gibb, CEO of the Stronger Christchurch Rebuild Team (SCIRT) during his last few weeks as CEO.   This case study explores the underpinni...

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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