Evaluation of seismic design parameters for the museum of New Zealand site

  • J. H. Wood Phillips & Wood Ltd, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • G. R. Martin University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA


Investigations carried out to evaluate the seismic design parameters, including acceleration response spectra and time-histories, for the design of the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, on the Wellington waterfront are described. The procedures used to assess the site stability under strong ground shaking and to determine the maximum likely lateral spreading and settlements are also summarised.


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How to Cite
Wood, J. H., & Martin, G. R. (1995). Evaluation of seismic design parameters for the museum of New Zealand site. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 28(2), 118-133. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.28.2.118-133