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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Designating and acquiring land in central Christchurch

A case study examining land designation and the acquisition process.  This...

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Effectivess and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch

This report is one of a series and covers one of the most significant and c...

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Find and Fix, Winter Make it Right

Ch.8: Canterbury Earthquake Social Recovery Services and Support video
Temp...

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Follow-up audit: Effectivess and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch

In November 2013, the Office of the Auditor General examined how the Canter...

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Forward Works Viewer Brochure

The Forward Works Viewer gives recovery agencies and public and private se...

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Foundation damage

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

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Governance and accountability for three Christchurch rebuild projects

The Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 destroyed large parts of Christ...

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Guidelines for a cordon

Implementing a cordon after a natural disaster is a challenging and critica...

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Lateral spreading

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

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Lifelines: Lessons from Natural Hazards in Canterbury

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and the Canterbury Life...

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Liquefaction-related land damage

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

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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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Designating and acquiring land in central Christchurch

A case study examining land designation and the acquisition process.  This supported the vision for rebuilding Christchurch’s central city as more compact, green and accessible.  Anchor Projects r...

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Effectivess and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch

This report is one of a series and covers one of the most significant and complex contracts in the Canterbury rebuild to rebuild the roads and underground water, wastewater, and stormwater pipes in Ch...

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Find and Fix, Winter Make it Right

Ch.8: Canterbury Earthquake Social Recovery Services and Support video Temporary home repair services were targeted at vulnerable people living in cold, unsafe or unsanitary homes as a result of earth...

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Follow-up audit: Effectivess and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch

In November 2013, the Office of the Auditor General examined how the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the New Zealand Transport Agency, and Christchurch City Council were managing the rebuild...

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Forward Works Viewer Brochure

The Forward Works Viewer gives recovery agencies and public and private sector users a shared online view of horizontal infrastructure repair and built environment construction plans and activities,...

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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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Governance and accountability for three Christchurch rebuild projects

The Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 destroyed large parts of Christchurch and the Canterbury region. Since then, central and local government have been leading a programme of recovery that inc...

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Guidelines for a cordon

Implementing a cordon after a natural disaster is a challenging and critical task which requires careful planning and coordination. The attached guidelines were compiled by the team who managed the CE...

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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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Lifelines: Lessons from Natural Hazards in Canterbury

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and the Canterbury Lifeline Utilities Group have collaborated to assemble documented infrastructure-related learnings from the recent Canterbury ear...

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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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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