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Episode 03: Engineers and earthquakes: the first 24hrs and beyond

Carl Devereux & John O'Hagan | 27 February 2019 | 24:43

In February 2011, New Zealand experienced devastating earthquakes in the Canterbury region.

What’s the role of the engineer in emergency response and disaster recovery?

In this episode of Engineering Reimagined, Carl Devereux and John O’Hagan talk about the critical contribution that engineers make following an earthquake, from the initial emergency response, to the recovery phase and onto the rebuild of a city.

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Audio of ABC Sports television coverage of game 3 of the 1989 world series baseball earthquake recording provided under license by ©ABC Sports

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About Engineering Reimagined


Throughout history, engineers have been leaders in inventing and creating some of society’s most ground-breaking developments. Just think of the Egyptian pyramids, Roman viaducts, the aeroplane, skyscrapers – the list is endless!

But what role do engineers play today, and what does the future hold?

Welcome to Engineering Reimagined. In this podcast series we will explore how, like engineers, people from all walks of life are reimagining the future and their leadership roles in it.

Technology is disrupting our world at a faster rate than any other change in our history. To meaningfully contribute, and to continue to lead society in some of its greatest advancements, engineering needs to be reimagined. Humanity still depends on engineering to help solve the wicked problems our world faces. Not only can engineers make things ‘work’; they can use smart thinking, combined with digital technologies, and a focus on human-centred outcomes to co-create a future in which communities and individuals can thrive.

Each episode will feature an interviewer speaking to a different guest. What can we learn from their compelling and inspiring stories to help us reimagine engineering, to lead the world to a better future?

Meet podcast narrator, Kalay Maistry

Veteran broadcaster and the Africa Marketing and Communications Business Partner at Aurecon, Kalay Maistry, lends her voice-over abilities to Engineering Reimagined as the podcast series narrator.

Following a highly successful career in broadcasting, which included her role as Southern Africa Correspondent at global television network Al Jazeera English, Kalay now uses her natural storytelling expertise to enable brands to connect with their customers.

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