We cannot prevent an earthquake. We can, however, build to avoid its destructive impacts. Tectonus has invented innovative seismic dampers with an additive self-centring capability that re-centres structures during earthquakes and aftershocks.
Tectonus dampers, primarily used for commercial buildings and liquid storage tanks, not only improves the structural resiliency but also significantly reduces business disruption and evacuation times, for both new and retrofit applications of any size and material (steel, concrete and timber).
Tectonus dampers have been used in various greenfield projects, including Nelson Airport, Hutt Valley Health Hub, Yealands Wineries and Fast + Epp HQ in Vancouver. More greenfield projects are to be started, including the world’s tallest timber-only building in a seismic zone in Vancouver, a public transport building with >$3M revenue and our first Japanese project with the largest construction company in the country, Obayashi.