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Chrimes Watch: Celebrating Australian civil engineering in Tasmania

In November I was invited by the conference organising committee to lecture at the 16th Engineering Heritage Conference in Hobart, Tasmania. The conference was ‘conserving our heritage - make a difference’, and covered all engineering disciplines, with representations from across Australia and New Zealand. One of the most moving presentations was by Andrew Marriott on the ‘performance of heritage buildings in the 2010/2011 Christchurch earthquake swarms’. Over 40% of the heritage buildings ...

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