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|Title:||Observed performance of residential masonry veneer construction in the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence|
Moon, Lisa Margaret
Ingham, Jason Maxwell
|Citation:||Earthquake Spectra, 2013; 29(4):1255-1274|
|Publisher:||Earthquake Engineering Research Institute|
|School/Discipline:||School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering|
|Dmytro Dizhur, Lisa Moon and Jason Ingham|
|Abstract:||Following the 2010/2011 Canterbury, New Zealand earthquakes, a detailed door-to-door survey was conducted in the Christchurch region to establish the earthquake performance of lightweight timber-framed residential dwellings with a masonry veneer external cladding system. The post-earthquake survey involved documenting the condition of dwellings in areas that had experienced different levels of earthquake shaking, allowing comparison between the performance of different veneer systems and different shaking intensities. In total, just fewer than 1,100 residential dwellings were inspected throughout the wider Christchurch area. The survey included parameters such as level of veneer damage, type of veneer damage, observed crack widths, and level of repair required. It is concluded that based on observed earthquake performance at the shaking intensities matching or exceeding ultimate limit state loading, the post-1996 veneer fixing details performed satisfactorily and continued use of the detail is recommended without further modification.|
|Rights:||© 2013 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute|
|Appears in Collections:||Civil and Environmental Engineering publications|
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