On Monday 14 November 2016 at 12:02 am local time, the magnitude 7.8 ‘Kaikoura Earthquake’ occurred east of Hanmer Springs on New Zealand’s South Island. It has been described by GNS scientists as a complex rupture sequence with fault ruptures extending approximately 100km. The effects of the earthquake and its aftershocks are currently being investigated by engineers from Thornton Tomasetti’s Christchurch office.
Thornton Tomasetti’s engineering and architecture professionals help insurance companies, loss adjusters and construction lawyers analyse pre- and post-loss risks, defects, damage and property claims arising from natural or man-made perils.
At the heart of our practice is the forensic investigation of damage to structures, which includes cause and origin analyses, engineering assessments for reinstatement and remedial works design.