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Resilient Auckland Expo opens on 21 March

Media release

17 March 2014

Resilient Auckland Expo opens on 21 March

The Resilient Auckland Expo 2014 is on this Friday and Saturday (21 and 22 March 2014) at the Aotea Centre.

The free Expo will give property owners, developers, engineers and businesses a chance to learn from New Zealand’s leading engineering companies and institutions how to better prepare for and recover from natural disasters.

Auckland Council’s Director of Civil Defence and Emergency Management Clive Manley says the Expo is a great opportunity for people to get up to speed with the latest technology solutions.

“Earthquake preparedness is a dynamic area of technological development and I would encourage anyone with an interest to come along.”

Participants include:-

• Leading engineering consultancies, including Impact Group and Opus, with details of their work around providing New Zealand building owners and developers with the tools to ensure their property’s resilience

• Hawkins Construction, one of New Zealand’s leading contracting engineers and a major player in the reconstruction of Christchurch

• Specialist suppliers of concrete, masonry and reinforcement products that can assist the challenge of managing our pre-1976 building stock

• Extensive displays from leading scientific research institutions GNS Science, the University of Auckland and University of Canterbury (including information on research and courses).

The Expo is on this Friday 21 and Saturday 22 March at the Aotea Centre and is open from 8am to 6pm both days. Entry is free.

For more information, visit the expo website: http://confer.co.nz/resilientauckland/

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