Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Seeing first-hand Christchurch (New Zealand)'s post-earthquake rebuild operation and the asbestos problem they are facing

I'm on a working holiday in Australia and New Zealand, talking to asbestos auditors, asbestos consultants and asbestos removal businesses about our asbestos software, Alpha Tracker.

Now that I'm in Christchurch I've been able to see first-hand the damage caused by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes (see and the enormous rebuilding process they have begun.  Asbestos is proving to be a massive problem in the demolition and rebuilding phases and it has caused a real jolt in the local asbestos industry.

Here are some of the photos I've taken today in central Christchurch:

in central Christchurch at one of the building sites

the enormous damage to Christchurch Cathedral

an info board explaining which buildings collapsed and which survived

asbestos is proving to be a real problem in the rebuild phase

Christchurch's new cardboard Cathedral!
If you would like more information about Alpha Tracker, contact Judy in our Adelaide (Australia) office (via or Elaine in our Telford (UK) office (via

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