CSI: Effectively and safely managing Earthquake Response
What is EQResponse?
Christchurch 2010-2013: 15,000 earthquakes. 185 deaths, $50B material damage, $100M per day downtime costs, 2 decades of life disruption
Justified? Unavoidable? Won't occur again? Seddon 2013, Kaikoura / Wellington 2016... heightened seismic activity continues.
Are we learning? Kaikoura 2016: More information than ever before, but still not enough with huge spatial variation. Critical information not reaching decision makers in time, or not understood. Massive uncertainty and risk regrading effects on buildings and infrastructure
There is no substitue for direct measurement: Understand shaking effects directly - don't estimate or guess. Make defendable decisions from robust data
CSI's EQResponse solutions instantly report actual shaking: building-by-building and metre-by-metre. Critical evacuation and re-occupancy decisions are supported by site specific data, with an instant comparison to design loadings.
How does EQResponse work?
The right solution for any application - simple to complex
|Ground Response: compare shaking input to building design limits||Standard structure: measure shaking input and simple building response||Custom structure: add different sensors to directly measure critical structure characteristics|
Useful information, when its needed
Alert messages by email / SMS to the ER team. Visual displays for non-technical users.
Scenario 1: Business as usual, visual inspection only
Scenario 2: Immediate evacuation, expected onset of non-structural damage
Scenario 3: Immediate evacuation, expected moderate to major non-structrual and structural damage
Limits decided with the building's structural engineers
With over 15 years' experience, more than 200 GeoNet systems and many more commercial installations, CSI is the only nationally-recognised provider of Earthquake Response solutions. More than 50,000 people live, work or play in facilities protected by CSI.
We live and breathe our values, to deliver a safer, more seismically aware and resilient society. It is not simply a matter of technology and data collection; proven through the trials of the Canterbury, Seddon and Kaikoura earthquakes, we put people and our customers first. We truly understand what delivers real benefits to you, the local community and our nation.
Proven through Christchurch earthquakes, CSI knows what delivers real benefits.
We know what is fit-for-purpose. We know what works.