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Waterproofing stands up to flooding test

16 July 2014

A house and tree in flood waters

A redzoned Christchurch house has come through a flooding experiment relatively unscathed. Engineers have been carrying out testing of waterproofing technology to protect houses that are now flood prone following the Christchurch earthquakes.

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Discussion starters

  • Technological modelling: Use this and other examples to identify the different forms of functional models that were used to gather specific information about the suitability of design concepts. (level 3)
  • Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to describe how societal and/or environmental issues can influence what people decided to make, how they would undertake planning, the selection of resources, and how they would make and test an outcome. (level 3)


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Keywords: waterproofing, materials, characteristics of technology, technological modelling

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