Christchurch's latest innovation

Muscle Slab is the name of the latest building foundation methods to emerge from the Canterbury earthquakes.

Bekker Engineering Design manager Paul Bekker unveiled the system last Friday in Bromley Christchurch to invited guests including industry and media representatives.

The system combines screw piles topped by a modular-constructed concrete slab.

A demonstration at Bekker’s premises showed how the system remains in place when nudged by a digger to replicate the effects of an earthquake.


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