Left to right, Fulton Hogan General Manager – Technical, Dr Bryan Pidwerbesky; UC Quake Centre Director Dr Robert Finch; Fulton Hogan Managing Director Nick Miller; University of Canterbury Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr; UC Foundation Chairman, Barry Ramsay; Fulton Hogan Executive Manager - Development, Grant Borrie; Professor Mark Davidson, Head of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.
Fulton Hogan supports earthquake research and development at UC Quake Centre
Fulton Hogan has continued its financial support of community organisations in the wake of the Canterbury Earthquakes by pledging $50,000 per year for the next five years to the UC Quake Centre.
The UC Quake Centre brings together the University of Canterbury, government agencies, international research institutions, other universities, and several industry leading companies, to provide world-class engineering knowledge, research and solutions to seismic issues.
Fulton Hogan Managing Director Nick Miller says, “We see this as an opportunity to foster engineering talent in New Zealand and utilise the learnings from recent seismic events. The Quake Centre’s research projects will make our communities safer and more resilient, not only in Christchurch, but throughout New Zealand and around the world. This is just one of the ways that Fulton Hogan is giving back to the communities we live and work in.”
The UC Quake Centre’s focus is on identifying and meeting the needs of both the industry and those communities affected by earthquakes. Fulton Hogan Executive Manager - Development, Grant Borrie says, “We look forward to working collaboratively with the Quake Centre, contributing our design and construction knowledge, particularly in horizontal infrastructure. Both organisations and the wider industry stand to gain significantly from this partnership, as the focus is jointly on professional up skilling, community outreach and leading research.”
The partnership agreement between Fulton Hogan and the UC Quake Centre was signed on 6 August 2014 by University of Canterbury Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr, UC Foundation Chairman, Barry Ramsay, and Fulton Hogan Managing Director, Nick Miller.
Dr Carr, and UC Quake Centre Director Dr Robert Finch, thank Fulton Hogan for their ongoing support.