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    To all our friends in NZ.....

    I know some of you are from NZ. I hope all is well and you and your families are safe. I'm not familiar with the layout of NZ, but I hope the earthquake didn't affect any of you guys. :beer:
    Dan

    #2
    Hi Dan.

    Thanks for your thoughts. Luckily I live about 400kms south of Christchurch and out in the country so we are all fine. My son did feel the shake at lunch time at school as he had climbed to the top of a tree . All my Wife’s extended family. Ie uncles aunties and cousins live in Christchurch so we were very worried for them, but they have all came through unscathed.

    Here are some photos of the total devastation of some of the buildings.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/chri...e-first-images

    Christchurch City center is made up of some of New Zealand’s most beautiful historic buildings and unfortunately most of them are now destroyed. The worrying other fact is that a lot of the other modern buildings also collapsed or are so badly damaged they will have to be bought down. I not sure how this will affect the building industry here. We have just had a major review of our building code and I wouldn’t be surprise if we now see another one.

    This sure is a black day in NZ’s history.
    Phillip Miller
    Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd
    Makers of "Family Browser" and "Project Browser" for Revit.

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      #3
      And from your neighbours in OZ our thoughts are with you.

      3 weeks today I land in Christchurch, fingers crossed.
      Last edited by mark b; February 22, 2011, 08:59 PM.
      Mark Balsom

      If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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        #4
        Adopt the CBC (California Building Code) our buildings are so over engineered!! I might be wrong but the CBC is one of the most strict buildng codes in the world. If you can build it in California you can build it anywere.
        -Alex Cunningham

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          #5
          Our building code is very strict as well. Unfortunately Christchurch wasn't considered near any major fault line until the September Earthquake that started all this. The scientist didn't even know it existed. We have always been told our Capital city is where a major earthquake would happen in NZ.

          Saying that I have been to San Francisco and couldn't believe the skyscrapers there considering the earthquake risk they have. I wouldn't like being in those building when one struck.
          Phillip Miller
          Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd
          Makers of "Family Browser" and "Project Browser" for Revit.

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            #6
            Originally posted by mark b View Post
            3 weeks today I land in Christchurch, fingers crossed.
            I would think the CBD will still be closed unfortunatly Mark . make sure you email before you come. I would love to catch up.
            Phillip Miller
            Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd
            Makers of "Family Browser" and "Project Browser" for Revit.

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              #7
              Originally posted by dzatto View Post
              I know some of you are from NZ. I hope all is well and you and your families are safe. I'm not familiar with the layout of NZ, but I hope the earthquake didn't affect any of you guys. :beer:
              ditto that from me! As a native Californian who has grown up with the Humboldt Co and SF earthquakes I can attest to the fact that they are devastating. In the '89 SF quake I was 6 or 7 minutes ahead of the I880 collapse that killed several people including a glazier that worked for my company. He and I left a jobsite in SF at the same time headed back to the office in Danville. I made it, he didn't. Still churns my stomach. Anyway, God Bless to all in NZ that have been affected!
              I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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                #8
                Is the airport in Christchurch opened back up? I am supposed to land there on the 2nd of April. My prayers go out to the people that suffered loss in the tragedy.
                Max E Johnson
                Civil Engineer
                High Desert Homes
                Las Cruces, NM
                [email protected]

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                  #9
                  Hi Max.

                  Yes the airport is open. The CBD will be shut down for months though at 30% of the building there at least are going to have to be demolished.
                  Phillip Miller
                  Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd
                  Makers of "Family Browser" and "Project Browser" for Revit.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by shiner79 View Post
                    Is the airport in Christchurch opened back up? I am supposed to land there on the 2nd of April. My prayers go out to the people that suffered loss in the tragedy.
                    Yes the airport is open. I fly in on the 16th March. The CBD is shut indefinitely, but for the rest of the country its business as usual.
                    The best way for you to help out this beautiful country is spend, spend, spend and spend some more.
                    Last edited by mark b; March 1, 2011, 03:35 AM.
                    Mark Balsom

                    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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