GROUND BREAKING NEW BUILDING FOR CAMPUS

 

New generation earthquake technology is being put to use in Nelson. Officially opened on March 31st, 2011, the new Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) Media Arts building has a timber based design and has been built using only local materials. It features rocking timber walls joined with energy dissipaters, meaning the structure can absorb seismic energy to reduce damage.  Designed by Irving Smith Jack Architects and engineering firm Aurecon the building will be monitored by the University of Canterbury to see how its environmentally friendly design and seismic performance compare to traditional construction techniques. Whats On Report first reported on this project while it was still being designed in August 2006. Need leads on building projects? Contact Us to find out more...

Source: Build 123, April/May 2011 (AG)


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