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The Project Team assembled in Padang. The front of Hotel Femina, the team’s initial accommodation
Structural damage to the new front wing of Hotel Femina. Structural damage to the new front wing of Hotel Femina
Undamaged old rear wing of Hotel Femina, the preferred accommodation View from Hotel Femina
Further damage near Hotel Femina Padang National University: Rebecca Sanders inspecting damaged faculty building
Padang National University: Rebecca Sanders inspecting damaged faculty building The entrance to the UNDP Base Tent
Public Works Officials and Roger Brown at a meeting in our “air conditioned” (by fan) UNDP Base tent Hotel Inna Muara: The new team accommodation. The New Wing!
Hotel Inna Muara: The Older Wing, the preferred Project Team accommodation A two-year old shopping mall
A traditional West Sumatra house. Timber with bamboo cladding performed well. The roof structure represents the horns of a bull. The West Sumatran ethnic people are called the Minangkabau (which literally means “the buffalo wins”). Demolition has commenced at this English Language School; recovery of the rebar is a priority.
Three storey UNP (university) building, with collapse of the traditional architectural roof at each end, due to inadequate in plane roof bracing Roger Brown on the UNP roof (with a good view of Pedang)
Team Leader Dave Brunsdon lecturing on why the earth moved. Jitendra assessing localised damage
Soft storey collapse. The crumpled Hillux suggests a new adventure for Scotty and Crumpy – characters in a NZ TV commercial! Lateral spreading affecting the Sea-Front Road (Jl Samaudra) in Padang
Lateral spreading affecting the Sea-Front Road (Jl Samaudra) in Padang Lateral spreading affecting the Sea-Front Road (Jl Samaudra) in Padan

 

These photographs were taken by the Project Team of New Zealand engineers working alongside Indonesian engineers to provide post earthquake building safety evaluations for the 250 damaged government buildings (schools, hospitals, and offices), as described below. The Project Team Log provides a record of their activities.