Created By: University of Canterbury
This building uses a new earthquake technology which has become all the rage in Christchurch since the earthquakes: buckling-restrained braces (BRBs in short). These are specially designed for earthquakes and have the advantage that they do not buckle (hence the name). As a result, they can take a lot of energy out of the building during an earthquake. If there is any damage inside these BRBs, they can usually be taken out and replaced without too much trouble.
This point of interest is part of the tour: EQ Resilience CHCH