Flagship Leader (2017): Jason Ingham (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Flagship Leader (2018): Ken Elwood (email@example.com )
Flagship Deputy: David Johnston
This flagship will result in the development and validation of procedures to forecast the socio-economic impacts of building demolitions and retrofits that are legislated to occur within the coming decade. Improved assessment guidance will mitigate conservative seismic assessments that result in unnecessary demolition of existing buildings, including the country’s built heritage, enabling economically-viable policy solutions. Proven cost-effective and architecturally-appropriate earthquake strengthening solutions will be developed and communicated to structural engineers nationwide so that results can be immediately implemented. Consideration will be given to the range of existing buildings posing a risk in New Zealand’s cities, not just those classified as earthquake-prone by legislation.
The key thrust areas are:
- Development of validated methodologies for detailed assessment and improvement of earthquake-vulnerable buildings such as unreinforced masonry and reinforced concrete buildings. Where possible, validation may be achieved via field testing in buildings scheduled for demolition.
- Development of methodologies for economic assessment of options for addressing earthquake-vulnerable buildings, namely: mitigation, demolition, or no action.
- Understanding the development of policy and initiatives regarding earthquake-vulnerable buildings, including understanding societal involvement and expectations in such policy.
FP3.1 Methodologies for earthquake-vulnerable buildings
1. Develop alternative methods for improved seismic assessment of existing buildings with focus on highest life safety risks
2. Develop and test innovative retrofit solutions for earthquake-vulnerable buildings
FP3.2 Economics of earthquake vulnerable buildings
1. Assess impacts of earthquakes and earthquake-related policies on property and rental markets
2. Assess the utility of different financial and economic tools for decision making related to existing buildings
3. Investigate the role of insurance in the addressing earthquake-vulnerable buildings
FP3.3 Societal perceptions and Policy
1. Investigate public understanding of earthquake risk and mitigation options and their spatial and temporal variations
2. Investigate the role of communities of practice in shaping earthquake prone building policy at a national to local level.
3. Develop innovative methods for community participation in the development of policies and initiatives to address earthquake-vulnerable buildings
2018 RfP Information
Next Flagship RfP Collaboration Meeting: TBD
Draft Flagship Programme 2018:
RfP Projects are being sought in the following areas:
The vast majority of earthquake-related deaths occur due to building collapse, and therefore the most direct way to minimise fatalities and injuries is to first identify then remediate or demolish the nation’s earthquake-prone building stock. In March 2014, the Earthquake-prone Buildings Bill passed its first reading in Parliament, with the express purpose to establish a nationally consistent approach to addressing the risk posed by earthquake-prone buildings (EPB). Considering the number of EPB throughout NZ, the high costs of remediation, and the heritage value of many EPB, this legislation has broad implications for the NZ economy, owners of earthquake-prone buildings, and all members of the community.
There is a window of opportunity for QuakeCoRE researchers to significantly inform this national debate with leading-edge multi-disciplinary research that seeks a balance between heritage, safety, and economics. This Flagship will pursue three interconnected families of research needs all linked by case studies. Conventional economic decision-support tools will be advanced in order to address the current failure to recognise the complexities of low-frequency high-consequence events with community-wide impacts and the value of cultural heritage. Drawing upon multidisciplinary community datasets, the scope of the EPB ‘problem’ in NZ will be quantified rigorously for the first time. This ‘baseline’ will then be used in the development of robust multi-scale models for prototypical building systems, providing an improved understanding of their seismic response characteristics and reduce current excessively conservative structural assessments which may lead to unnecessary demolition or overly-conservative remediation strategies. Finally, QuakeCoRE will build on its proven track record related to the assessment and mitigation of URM buildings to develop cost-effective and aesthetically-acceptable methods for seismic strengthening of pre-1970’s concrete structures and other non-ductile buildings. These efforts will be linked using community case studies for Auckland and Wanganui.
The vast majority of earthquake-related deaths occur due to building collapse, and therefore the most direct way to minimise fatalities and injuries is to first identify then remediate or demolish t
- 16014 - The evolution of New Zealand earthquake safety policy - Ann Brower and David Johnston.
- 16058 - Shake table testing of simple and practical securing solutions for face loaded unreinforced masonry walls - Dmytro Dizhur and Jason Ingham.
- 16012 - Quantifying the economic impact of New Zealand’s earthquake-prone building policy on commercial property markets - Olga Filippova.
- 16074 - Exemplar retrofits: Celebrating Success - Jason Ingham and Dmytro Dizhur.
- 16075 - Stronger buildings via precinct upgrades: Understanding lessons learnt from past precinct approaches - Vivienne Ivory, Jason Ingham and Chris Bowie.
- 16076 - The cost of seismic retrofits: Case studies from Auckland Council - Reza Jafarzadeh, Jason Ingham and Karen McAulay.
- 16077 – Insurance for EQP buildings – Incentives, premiums, and contracts – Ilan Noy, Miles Parker, Olga Filippova, Erica Seville and John Vargo.
- 16008 – Where perceptions and policy meet: Understanding pathways to improving mitigation for earthquake prone buildings - Julia Becker, Temitope Egbelakin, David Johnston, Caroline Orchiston and Jason Ingham.
- 17116 - Seismic assessment of corroded reinforced concrete buildings - Lucas Hogan, Dmytro Dizhur and Jason Ingham.
- 17122 - Detailed seismic assessment of reinforced concrete buildings - Jason Ingham, Richard Henry, Ken Elwood, Nic Brook, and Dmytro Dizhur.
- 17124 - An operational framework to determine the seismic resilience of New Zealand churches - Jason Ingham, Sonia Giovinazzi, Tatiana Goded, and Nick Horspool.
- 17092 - Increasing earthquake resilience: Internalising externalities through regulation and financial risk transfer tools - Ilan Noy, and Olga Filippova
- 17139 - Improving Earthquake Resilience in Provincial Towns – A Town Centre Regeneration Approach - Temitope Egbelakin, Jason Ingham, Glavovic, Pawson, Corney, Dangerfield & Thompson
17142 - Safe as Houses? The Impact of the Earthquake-prone Buildings Amendment Act 2016 on New Zealand’s Existing Building Stock - Hopkins, Toomey & Kipp
- Advancements in Engineering Guidelines and Standards: Seismic Assessment and Improvement of Existing Buildings. Part of negotiated Natural Hazards Research Platform (NHRP) project (2015-UOC-PC-01).
Video Workshop Meetings
- 16 May 2016, 11.00-12.30pm – Webconference agenda (ZOOM Video Link)
- 7 June 2016 - Webconference agenda – Webconference agenda (ZOOM Video Link)
- 5 July 2016 - 11.00-12.30pm – Webconference agenda (ZOOM Video Link)
- 2 August 2016 - 11.00-12.30pm – Webconference agenda (ZOOM Video Link)
- September 2016 - Workshop in conjunction with QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting
Meetings that are outside monthly Video Workshops
Future conference presentation slides or other material for sharing