C&ENVENG 4113EX - Christchurch Earthquake Study Tour

External - Winter - 2014

This course will cover the impact on Christchurch of the devastating sequence of earthquakes in 2009 ? 2010. Local experts will give lectures and host field trips to give first----hand accounts of the broad range of technical issues faced by engineers in limiting the damage posed by earthquakes and how to deal with the aftermath of widespread damage to buildings in the city. Students will maintain a diary of their course----related activities during the two weeks. Assessment will be based on the quality of their diary/lecture notes (50%) and an exam on the last day of the study tour (50%). The exam will be 2 hours, open diary/notes and will consist of short answer questions related to the lecture topics and site visits.

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