Seismic Characterisation of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings in Auckland, New Zealand

Show simple item record Walsh, Kevin en Cummuskey, P en Dizhur, Dmytro en Ingham, Jason en
dc.coverage.spatial Guimarães, Portugal en 2014-08-11T03:04:05Z en 2014-07-07 en
dc.identifier.citation 9th International Masonry Conference, Guimarães, Portugal, 07 Jul 2014 - 09 Jul 2014. Proceedings of the 9th International Masonry Conference. 1-13. 07 Jul 2014 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-972-8692-87-2 en
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dc.description.abstract The 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes and corresponding Royal Commission reports have resulted in changes to the legislative environment and led to increased public awareness in New Zealand of the earthquake performance of unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings. As a result, building regulators, owners, tenants, users, and heritage advocates will be facing a unique challenge in the near future where improvements and demolitions of URM buildings are expected to occur at an unusually high rate. Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, and because of the relative prosperity of Auckland during the period 1880-1930 when most URM buildings were being constructed in New Zealand, the city has the greatest stock of URM buildings in the country. Identifying those buildings most at risk in Auckland’s large and varied building stock has warranted a rapid field assessment programme supplemented by strategically chosen detailed assessments. Information that can be procured through rapid field inspections includes the building geometric typologies (e.g., heights, building footprint geometry, isolated versus row configuration, and the relationship of these factors to pounding potential), elevation type (e.g., perforated frame versus solid wall), presence of bond beams, wall construction (e.g., solid versus cavity, number of leafs), bond patterns, and basic construction material type (e.g., clay brick versus stone). Furthermore, investigation into the architectural history, heritage status, functional use, and perceived social/community value of Auckland’s URM buildings will affect the direction of retrofit strategies and priorities. As the owner of a large and varied portfolio of URM buildings as well as the local organisation responsible for assessing building safety, Auckland Council is developing exemplar inspection, assessment, and prioritisation strategies that will target the risks associated with URM buildings, in particular, so as to preserve and enhance safety, and the economic and community value of these special buildings. en
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the 9th International Masonry Conference en
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dc.subject Auckland en
dc.subject New Zealand en
dc.subject unreinforced masonry en
dc.subject clay brick en
dc.subject stone masonry en
dc.subject Global Earthquake Model en
dc.subject RiskScape en
dc.subject out-of-plane assessment en
dc.subject cavity wall en
dc.subject built heritage en
dc.title Seismic Characterisation of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings in Auckland, New Zealand en
dc.type Conference Item en
pubs.begin-page 1 en en
pubs.end-page 13 en
pubs.finish-date 2014-07-09 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
pubs.start-date 2014-07-07 en
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pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 448427 en Engineering en Civil and Environmental Eng en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-08-02 en

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