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Otto Glogau, Chief Structural Engineer of the Ministry of Works, was a great thinker in the development of engineering concepts and design loadings for improving the structural performance of buildings to resist earthquake effects.  Otto played a large part in the pioneering development of the 1976 Loadings Code.

This award is offered annually to the author or authors presenting the best paper during the three years ending 30 June preceding the date of the award.  Those eligible are authors, whether members or non-members of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, of any paper published in the Bulletin of the NZSEE within the previous three years:  also, authors of any paper published elsewhere within the previous three years, provided at least one is a member of the Society, and the paper is nominated in writing to the Management Committee by a member of the NZSEE at least one month prior to the date of the award being presented.

The criteria for selection of the Otto Glogau Award are merit and the degree to which the paper advances the objects of the Society. However, when papers of equal merit are being considered for the award, preference will be given to authors who have not yet received the award. In any year the presentation or not of an Award will be at the sole discretion of the NZSEE Management Committee.

Two years must pass from the date of the award before an author is again eligible to receive the award. (For multi-authored papers, the term “author” in this paragraph refers to all authors)

The award is in the form of a sum of money ($500.00) to purchase books, plus a certificate.

Nominations are now open. Nominations should include a copy of the paper (as published) and need to be in the hands of the NZSEE Executive Office by 27 March 2013.

The Award will be presented at the NZSEE annual Conference, at the Conference Dinner.

Past Recipients

2015 I. Giongo, A. Wilson, D.Y. Dizhur, H. Derakhshan, R. Tomasi, M.C. Griffith, P. Quenneville and J. M. Ingham Detailed Seismic Assessment and Improvement Procedure for Vintage Flexible Timber Diaphragms published in NZSEE Bulletin 47(2): June 2014
2013 S. Pampanin Reality-Check and Renewed Challenges in Earthquake Engineering: Implementing Low-Damage Structural Systems – From Theory to Practice published in NZSEE Bulletin 45(4), Dec 2012
2012 T.J. Sullivan Direct Displacement-based design of a RC wall-steel EBF dual system with added dampers published in NZSEE Bulletin 42(3):167,  Sept. 2012
2011 D.A. Rhoades, R.J. Van Dissen, R.M. Langridge, T.A. Little, D. Ninis, E.G.C. Smith and R. Robinson Re-evaluation of Conditional Probability of Rupture of the Wellington-Hutt Valley Segment of the Wellington Fault published in NZSEE Bulletin 44(2):0077, June 2011
2010 R.P. Dhakal and R.C. Fenwick Detailing of Plastic Hinges in Seismic Design of Concrete Structures published in ACI Journal, Nov 2008
2009 J.H. Wood Earthquake Design of Rectangular Underground Structures published in NZSEE Bulletin 40(1), March 2007
2008 G.H. Lindup Adapting the structural design actions standard for the seismic design of new industrial plant published in NZSEE Bulletin 40(3):81, Sep 2007 (Citation)
2007 R. Dhakal, J. Mander and N. Mashiko Identification of critical ground motions for seismic performance of structures published in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 35, February 2006, pp 989-1008. ( Citation)
2006 (Citation)
2005 (Citation)
2004 J. Matthews, D. Bull and J. Mander Hollowcore Floor slab performance following a severe earthquake (Citation)
2003 K. Berrymann, G. Downes, P. Kingsbury, J. Pettinga, M. Stirling, R. Van Dissen, M. Yetton The tri-set of papers on the Earthquake Hazard and Risk Assessment of the Canterbury region all in NZSEE Bulletin, Vol. 34, No 4, Dec 2001 (Citation)
2002 G. Hancox, N. Perrin and G. Dellow /Recent Studies of Historical Earthquake-Induced Landsliding Ground Damage and MM Intensity in NZ/ (Citation)
2002 G. Downes, D. Dowrick, R. Van Dissen, J. Taber, G. Hancox, E. Smith /The 1942 Wairarapa, New Zealand, Earthquakes: Analysis of Observational and Instrumental Data/ (Citation)
2001 M. J. N. Priestley Performance based seismic design (Citation)
2000 M. Stirling, S. Wesnousky and K. Berryman Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis of New Zealand (Citation)
1999 R. Grapes and G. Downes /The 1855 Wairarapa, New Zealand, earthquake – analysis of historical data/ (Citation)
1998 J X Zhao, D J Dowrick and G H McVerry Attenuation of Peak Ground Acceleration in New Zealand Earthquakes (Citation)
1997 J H Wood and G R Martin Evaluation of Seismic Design Parameters for the Museum of New Zealand Site
1995 T J Larkin and S Marks The Seismic Analysis of Sandy Sites
1994 J B Berrill, R O Davis and I F McCahon Christchurch seismic hazard pilot study
1993 R Van Dissen, K R Berryman, J R Pettinga and N L Hill /Paleoseismicity of the Wellington-Hutt Valley segment of the Wellington fault/
1992 M Nishiyama Seismic design of prestressed concrete buildings
1991 L T Pham /A base-isolation design using spherically-ended rollers and telescopic shock absorbers/
1990 R C Fenwick and L M Megget Seismic behaviour of a reinforced concrete portal frame sustaining gravity loads
1989 T Paulay and W J Goodsir The ductility of structural walls
1988 T Andriono and R Park Seismic design considerations of the properties of NZ manufactured steel reinforcing bars
1987 D D Spurr An economic solution for stabilising a slender arch roof
1986 M J N Priestley and D R Brunsdon Assessment of seismic performance characteristics of reinforced concrete buildings constructed between 1936 and 1975
1985 P R Boardman, B J Wood and A J Carr /Union House: a cross-braced structure with energy dissipators/
1984 All 19 members of the Bridge Study Group: Printed in Bulletin, Vol. 13, No. 3
1983 M J N Priestley /Seismic design of masonry buildings – background to the draft masonry design code DZ 4210/
1982 L M Megget /Analysis and design of a base-isolated reinforced concrete frame building/
1981 A Buchanan Diagonal beam reinforcing for ductile frames
1980 W Smith Statistical estimates of the likelihood of earthquake shaking throughout New Zealand
1979 R W G Blakeley, R Cooney and L M Megget Seismic shear loading at flexural capacity in cantilever wall structures
1978 R Park and T Paulay /Ductile reinforced concrete frames – some comments on the special provisions for seismic design of ACI 31871 and on capacity design