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Latest News

  • Ivan Skinner Dear NZSEE Member, It is with deep sadness that I inform you Dr. Ivan Skinner has passed away suddenly on 9 July in Australia, aged 90. Many of us know Ivan and his achievements very well. Ivan leaves New Zealand and the world a legacy of earthqua...
  • 2014 Conference Papers available for download The papers from the 2014 NZSEE conference are now available from the NZSEE website. They can be accessed from the conferences tab on the homepage, or from the following links: For Oral presentation papers click here. For Poster papers click here....
  • EQC launch new Fix, Fasten and Don't Forget Campaign EQC has recently launched a new public information campaign, "Fix, Fasten and don't Forget". This from the EQC news release on the new campaign: "If the Canterbury and Cook Strait earthquakes have taught us anything - it’s that earthquakes can str...
  • Testing of Timber-framed Classrooms The Press has recently reported on the testing of Ministry of Education classroom buildings, a project led by Graeme Beattie, Principal Structural Engineer at BRANZ and past President of NZSEE.   The article, titled Classrooms exceed safety st...
  • NZSEE Guidelines - Update to Section 3: Initial Seismic Assessment NZSEE Guidelines for the Assessment and Improvement of Existing Buildings Update to Section 3:  Initial Seismic Assessment The NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering, in association with the Structural Engineering Society and NZ Geotechnical Society, ha...
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News Archive…

  • 2014 Earthquake Strengthening Awards Entries are now open for the 2014 Earthquake Strengthening Awards. Case studies of seismic retrofit projects are sought, with awards to be given in the following categories: Best Engineering Solution Best Adaptive Re-use Best project under $1m Heri...
  • Nominations sought for NZSEE Management Committee 2014 - 15 Nominations are now being sought for members of the Management Committee for 2014-15. Attached here is a nomination form for the election of the 2014 - 15 Management Committee. Society members annually elect nine of their members to the Management Comm...
  • NZSEE Annual Awards Applications are invited for the 2014 NZSEE Awards. These include: 1. 2014 EQC/NZSEE Ivan Skinner Award The award is provided for the Advancement of Earthquake Engineering Research in New Zealand 2. The 2013 Otto Glogau Award This award is ...
  • NZSEE – Initial Seismic Assessment Guidelines Update (Seminar Notice) The New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE), supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Earthquake Commission (EQC); the Structural Engineering Society (SESOC); the New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS), h...
  • Report on the activities of the Engineering Reference Group (ERG) NZSEE is a member organisation of the Engineering Reference Group (ERG), a group which was was formed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) earlier this year. The following is a report from the ERG on the formation of the group,...
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