Earthquake Engineering

Decades of experience in the world’s seismic hot spots

We work on a diverse range of earthquake engineering projects across the globe – from the seismic assessment of earthquake-prone buildings in New Zealand to the development of seismic codes in Asia and large-scale retrofit programmes in Europe.

With our engineering roots in the ‘shaky isles’ of New Zealand, Beca has always been at the forefront of earthquake engineering – in fact, you might say it’s in our DNA. Protecting lives and assets against this devastating force of nature drives our engineers to seek the best solutions for our clients and communities. And with extensive project experience across the globe, we’ve built a world class capability in seismic resilience solutions.

Our engineers adopt state-of-the-art approaches for analysis and design, which are then overlaid with a pragmatic approach to solving the problem at hand and delivering the best outcomes for our clients. 

As our understanding of the impact of earthquakes continues to evolve, we are always challenging ourselves to deliver sustainable, leading edge solutions.

Contact our earthquake engineering specialists below to discuss how we can help you with the seismic assessment and retrofit of existing structures, liquefaction analysis, low-damage design, portfolio seismic risk advice, seismic hazard analysis and seismic restraint services. We're ready to help make your everyday better through stronger, seismic-resilient buildings! 

 

Take a journey through our proud history of earthquake engineering below!

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    Jamil Khan and others explain
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