Stabilisation of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament following the Canterbury earthquakes

Show simple item record Lester, JR en Brown, AG en Ingham, Jason en 2014-01-21T03:38:26Z en 2013-12 en
dc.identifier.citation Engineering Failure Analysis 34:648-669 Dec 2013 en
dc.identifier.issn 1350-6307 en
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dc.description.abstract As a result of the 4 September 2010 Darfield earthquake and the more damaging 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, considerable damage occurred to a significant number of buildings in Christchurch. The damage that occurred to the Christchurch Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (commonly known as the Christchurch Basilica) as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes is reported, and the observed failure modes are identified. A previous strengthening intervention is outlined and the estimated capacity of the building is discussed. This strengthening was completed in 2004, and addressed the worst aspects of the building's seismic vulnerability. Urgent work was undertaken post-earthquake to secure parts of the building in order to limit damage and prevent collapse of unstable parts of the building. The approach taken for this securing is outlined, and the performance of the building and the previously installed earthquake strengthening intervention is evaluated.A key consideration throughout the project was the interaction between the structural securing requirements that were driven by the requirement to limit damage and mitigate hazards, and the heritage considerations. Lessons learnt from the strengthening that was carried out, the securing work undertaken, and the approach taken in making the building "safe" are discussed. Some conclusions are drawn with respect to the effectiveness of strengthening similar building types, and the approach taken to secure the building under active seismic conditions. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Engineering Failure Analysis en
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dc.title Stabilisation of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament following the Canterbury earthquakes en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.engfailanal.2013.01.041 en
pubs.begin-page 648 en
pubs.volume 34 en
dc.description.version AM - Accepted Manuscript en
pubs.end-page 669 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 381140 en Engineering en Civil and Environmental Eng en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-01-21 en

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