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Entries are currently closed. Check back early 2020 for details on nominations for the 2020 award.

Low Damage Design case study projects are sought that have the objective of providing a low damage outcome in an earthquake event. The judges will consider the performance of the building, bridge, wharf or any other facility submitted with respect to:

  • Structure
  • Soil/foundation/structure interaction
  • Non-structural elements
  • Building services.

All entries received will be on public display at the 2019 Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering Conference in Auckland, 4-6 April 2019, and digital copies will be displayed online.

A panel of engineers and architects will judge the awards, and they will be assessed according to both engineering and architectural standards. The award assessment shall be made on the award entry material only.

Nominations are currently closed. Check back early 2020 for details on nominations for the 2020 award.

Entry conditions are as follows:

1. Entries are to be submitted on a single A1 panel per project.

2. Include on the entry:

-          Visual material to explain the project – high quality photos (during construction or on completion if reached those stages), drawings, diagrams.

-          The location of the project.

-          The name of the architect and structural engineer, and optionally the client and contractor.

-          State the completion date of the project (month, year) or if the project has not yet been completed state ‘under construction’ or ‘proposal’.

-          A short description of the project’s architectural features.

-          A short description of the structural scheme – systems and materials used.

-          Highlight the low damage characteristics of the scheme

3. One entry per project. Collaborative entries between architect and structural engineer encouraged.

4. A maximum of 3 projects per entrant.

5. Hardcopies of all entries to be received at the Conference Desk, main foyer, SkyCity Conference Centre, Auckland before 9am Thursday 4th April 2019, and email digital entry to awards@nzsee.org.nz

6. Please include a separate A4 sheet paper-clipped to the entry that states the architect and structural engineer, project location, and a primary contact name, phone number and email address.

7. The awards will be announced the 2019 PCEE Conference.

8. Entries will not be returned, but will be available for pick up if requested with entry.

9. The awards convenor is the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering.

10. No award may be given at the discretion of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering.

 

Design to Achieve Low Damage during Earthquakes Award entries are currently closed.

A hardcopy of the panel should be delivered between 8 & 9:00 am on the opening day of the Conference.
 

Design to Achieve Low Damage during Earthquakes Award will be announced at the 2019 PCEE in Auckland. Award certificates will be sent to the winners following the Conference.