The $2 billion rebuilding of Christchurch is one of the biggest and most
complex civil engineering projects New Zealand has ever seen.
was hit by four major earthquakes over 10 months, the magnitude 6.3 quake in
February 2011 being the most destructive.
The earthquakes resulted in the loss of 181 lives, and caused unprecedented
damage that left the 376,000 residents without even basic infrastructure and
The massive rebuild task has started, and the design teams at
work on restoring the devastated infrastructure needed to choose the right civil
They chose 12d Model -- because it provides the best integrated package for
surveying, preliminary and detailed design, construction and producing as-built
The project is being carried out by the Stronger Christchurch
Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT), an alliance involving Christchurch City
Council, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), New Zealand Transport
Agency (NZTA), City Care, Downer, Fletcher Construction, Fulton Hogan, and
MacDow New Zealand. It will also see major involvement from GHD, URS, Sinclair
Knight Merz, Beca Opus and Eliot Sinclair.
And 12d Model will be helping
the SCIRT teams across the alliance tackle a huge amount of work, in a project
that will take at least five years.
An estimated $2.5 billion worth of
replacements or repairs are needed to more than 200km of roads and 800km of
pipes for water, wastewater and stormwater, as well as a large number of water
reservoirs, bridges and public parks.
"12d Model is being used as the
civil engineering database and for all the civil engineering functions including
the surveying, drainage and sewer design and road design," 12d Solutions
Managing Director Lee Gregory said.
To help with the vast rebuild effort,
12d NZ are currently conducting "train the trainer" courses for drainage and
civil design, and training for the SCIRT 12d Lead Designers.
surveying is being done for SCIRT by consultants using 12d Model," he said.
New Zealand government Earthquake Recovery Minister, Gerry
Brownlee, said Canterbury had been amazingly resilient over recent months, with
residents willing to make changes to meet the challenges of the devastated
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"Through earthquakes and snowstorms the city is still getting up
and going to work," Mr Brownlee said.
"Despite all they‘ve been through I
believe confidence is growing among Cantabrians, and with good reason."