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Designing resilient communities through surveying and engineering

In Aotearoa New Zealand, we live in a dynamic island nation that provides for its current and future generations by designing resilient communities. This is accomplished by making sure our communities can withstand both natural hazards and the ever-increasing impacts of climate change.

Engineers and surveyors play pivotal roles in the design and construction of infrastructure, such as streets, footpaths, and water, wastewater and stormwater networks, that support our communities.

This project gives a taste of some of the challenges that engineers and surveyors face when designing resilient communities. Using a combination of field and laboratory approaches, we'll complete an initial site survey and then design some of the key infrastructures for a proposed new development. We'll then return to the site and use state-of-the-art surveying instruments to bring our design to life by showing its location on the ground surface.

Join us for a hands-on experience using surveying and engineering techniques and instruments to carry out topographic surveys and create digital models of the Earth's surface – and discover how much of a difference you can make in engineering safe living environments.

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