Stefano Pampanin is one of the experts that the international media consulte. Quotes from this Canterbury University associate professor of engineering appeared in Australian newspapers and other publications, as their reporters looked for answers. Pampanin has been working with engineering firm Structex on buildings that should withstand one-in-1000-year seismic events. They have produced one South Island building so far: the Southern Cross Hospital Endoscopy building in Christchurch. It got through both earthquakes without a scratch, he says.

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