Quake Centre Projects

Water New Zealand attended the annual partner workshop on the 5th December. A number of interesting projects have or are nearing completion that members may be interested in, some of these projects are :

  • Open Slat for Seismic Resilience Evaluation of Buildings – A tool for assessing the expected safety, damage and recovery of modern buildings
  • UC Triaxial Permeameter – A tool for testing the seismic performance of earth dams including seepage. (needed an explanation)
  • Characterisation and screening of New Zealand stopbank networks – To inform knowledge gaps, relative service and condition levels, risk exposure, management and policy needs.
  • Three Waters Resilience Guideline – A Beca project, finalising first draft now.
  • Implementation Framework for improved renewals planning – An Opus project, A guidance document to improve pipeline renewals planning for gravity wastewater pipelines through evidence based decision making.

New Projects

  • National Pipe Data Portal – aims to collate and share data on a national basis in order to improve the models used to determine the useful life of pipes and the risk profile of the 3 waters networks across the country.
  • Share wave Velocity – defining a NZ approach as opposed to some of the undesirable practises being used.
  • Earthquake Ground Motion for Engineering Practises in NZ – NZS1170.5 defining a NZ methodology.
  • Valentine’s Day Study – CCTV study in to how the repairs are holding up in New Brighton. Following the earthquake that occurred in 2016.

For more information view the latest Pipe Renewals Project update, visit the Quake Centre Online Resources Portal http://resources.quakecentre.co.nz/3-waters/ or contact Noel.Roberts@waternz.org.nz

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18 Dec 2017