The LVL beams in this Christchurch building feature post-tensioned steel strands that elongate during a quake, and then compress to clamp the beam back in place when the tremor has ended. Energy dissipaters at the top and bottom of each joint are rep

The LVL beams in this Christchurch building feature post-tensioned steel strands that elongate during a quake, and then compress to clamp the beam back in place when the tremor has ended. Energy dissipaters at the top and bottom of each joint are replaceable. The building was designed by Sheppard & Rout Architects.

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