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Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Te Komihana Rūwhenua o Waitaha Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission – Te Komihana Rūwhenua o Waitaha

Those who lost relatives and friends in the 22 February earthquake can be assured that there will be a very thorough inquiry into the failure of buildings that resulted in loss of life.
Chair, Justice Mark Cooper
 

Hearing About Soils and Ground Conditions

In the week beginning 25 October 2011 the Commission conducted a public hearing in which we considered evidence and submissions on:

  • geotechnical knowledge and its implications for foundation types; and
  • conditions likely to give rise to liquefaction.

Timetable

 DateTimeTopicPresenter

25 October

10am Opening   Mark Zarifeh, Counsel Assisting the Commission
    Geotechnical Considerations: Foundations on Deep Alluvial Soils Associate Professor Misko Cubrinovski, University of Canterbury
    BREAK
  12 noon International peer review of Geotechnical Considerations: Foundations on Deep Alluvial Soils Dr Jonathan Bray, J D Bray Consultants, California (video conference)
    BREAK  
    Expert panel discussion Associate Professor Cubrinovski, Ian McCahon geotechnical consultant engineer and Dr Jonathan Bray.
    Questioning of experts      Commissioners and Counsel Assisting
    Submission Interested Party Kevin McManus

Submissions

Read received submissions.

Related Reports

Geotechnical Considerations: Foundations on Deep Alluvial Soils, Associate Professor Misko Cubrinovski, University of Canterbury and Ian McCahon, Principal, Geotech Consulting Ltd.

Review of the August 2011 Technical Report by M.Cubrinovski & I. McCahon titled Foundations on Deep Alluvial Soils, Dr Jonathan Bray, J D Bray Consultants, California

 

 

 

 

 

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