Earthquakes usher in new era for steel construction

Published January 16, 2018

An article on Stuff about the increasing use of steel building construction following earthquakes in Christchurch reports on research by Michel Bruneau, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, that showed that steel framed buildings that already existed at the time of the earthquakes stood up well.

Steel-braced structures allowed lightness and flexibility, especially with open-plan work places, he said. “For these reasons, braced frame buildings are spreading across the country.”

Read the story here.

Articles also appeared on Geneers Now and Steel Guru.