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.

Watermark

Watermark was the first of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (CERA...

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The Value of Lifeline Seismic Risk Mitigation in Christchurch

This report is about the substantial range of risk reduction and readiness...

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The Significant Buildings Unit

Immediately after the February earthquake, Civil Defence established a Crit...

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The Forward Works Viewer

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

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The Canterbury earthquakes: What are the lessons for New Zealand’s built environment?

This paper was commissioned to identify the built environment lessons from...

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Resilience lessons: Orion's 2010 and 2011 earthquake experience

Kestrel Group was commissioned to carry out an independent assessment of Or...

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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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Report on the Horizontal Infrastructure Governance Group to the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration and the Mayor of Christchurch City Council

The Horizontal Infrastructure Governance Group (HIGG) report was prepared f...

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 3

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

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 2

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

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Recovering Christchurch's central city: The first four years 2011-2015

Operating within the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the Christch...

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Paleoliquefaction

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

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Watermark

Watermark was the first of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (CERA) Anchor Projects to be developed for the Christchurch rebuild.   The project was intended to demonstrate the options and po...

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The Value of Lifeline Seismic Risk Mitigation in Christchurch

This report is about the substantial range of risk reduction and readiness steps taken by lifeline utilities in Christchurch over recent years to reduce the impact of earthquakes. The work leading to...

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The Significant Buildings Unit

Immediately after the February earthquake, Civil Defence established a Critical Buildings Unit that was responsible for badly damaged, large buildings in the city. This team became the Significant Bui...

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The Forward Works Viewer

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, h...

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The Canterbury earthquakes: What are the lessons for New Zealand’s built environment?

This paper was commissioned to identify the built environment lessons from the Canterbury earthquakes from leaders involved in Canterbury’s recovery and rebuild. The report was used to highlight key...

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Resilience lessons: Orion's 2010 and 2011 earthquake experience

Kestrel Group was commissioned to carry out an independent assessment of Orion’s responses to the Canterbury earthquakes, including the performance of Orion’s infrastructure and systems, and refle...

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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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Report on the Horizontal Infrastructure Governance Group to the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration and the Mayor of Christchurch City Council

The Horizontal Infrastructure Governance Group (HIGG) report was prepared for the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration and the Christchurch City Council, as a part of the completion o...

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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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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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Recovering Christchurch's central city: The first four years 2011-2015

Operating within the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) was responsible for the recovery of Christchurch’s central city. This narrative chroni...

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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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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