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Base isolation in action – Parliament Buildings

parliament-building-2This news coverage of the recent earthquakes in New Zealand shows CCTV footage of the inside of Parliament House, a structure Holmes base isolated as part of a targeted strengthening exercise. Part of the footage (courtesy of our client, the Parliamentary Service) shows the basement isolation plane in Parliament House, designed to protect the superstructure from the worst effects of ground shaking. Take a look here.