'Quake engineers' to be trained in Chch

ANNA TURNER
Last updated 09:03 29/01/2013

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Specialised "earthquake engineers" will now be trained at the University of Canterbury to help with the Christchurch rebuild.

From next month, the university will offer specialised training in earthquake engineering as postgraduate degrees.

Structural Engineering Society of New Zealand president John Hare said the need for good earthquake engineers was increasing in the rebuild.

"University of Canterbury's role in training new graduates or upskilling immigrant engineers will be a significant factor in the long term success of the recovery."

The earthquake engineering research projects, masters and PhD courses will involve high intensity, short duration, block courses.

The courses will cover topics from the mechanics of how earthquakes occur through to the damage that ground shaking, liquefaction and rockfalls cause to structures and infrastructure and the associated economic costs and social disruption.

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