6ICEGE logo news imageCoffey will be presenting at the 6th International Conference on earthquake geotechnical engineering (6ICEGE) that begins in Christchurch, New Zealand this weekend.

This conference brings together geotechnical engineers, geologists, seismologists, and other professionals to exchange ideas and present recent experiences and developments in addressing seismic events, and their impacts.

Coffey’s Principal Geotechnical Engineer Andreas Giannakogiorgos will be presenting an insight into quantitative assessment of liquefaction, exploring how this can help us understand liquefaction induced hazards – including the best ways to manage associated risks of foundation and structural damage. 

Andreas will be presenting on behalf of co-authors Coffey Project Geotechnical Engineer Elodie Vautherin and G. Papathanassiou of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

These authors bring great insight to the Christchurch Rebuild with their expertise in ground improvement, foundation engineering and geotechnical assessment.  Both Andreas and Elodie have worked to address damage caused by liquefaction and rock fall in Christchurch – future proofing the city for future earthquakes.

This is the first time the conference has been held in Christchurch – and is welcomed as the community continue to undergo urban renewal as part of the recovery from the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence.

To learn more about the conference visit the 6ICEGE website.