Pushing the boundaries of seismic engineering

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Pushing the boundaries of seismic engineering

Pushing the boundaries of seismic engineering
The Structural Engineer
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Gledhill, Sean

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Gledhill, Sean

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Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Sean Gledhill, a New Zealand-based structural engineer at Aurecon, looks at a very
topical subject in light of the devestating Christchurch and Japanese earthquakes
in the Pacific region and highlights the innovative measures engineers are taking
to minimise the damage to buildings and to saving lives in the future

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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