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REF TEK Customer Stories

For more than 40 years REF TEK has been the company of choice for designing, installing and supporting monitoring systems for customers worldwide. Our equipment and networks are in operation in more than 80 countries, and on every continent including Antarctica. Customers often share their experiences and the unique and varied applications for our monitoring solutions. Here are a few of them...


Built to Stand the Test of Time

December 8th, 2016 by vapro

Te Puna o Waiwhetu, the art gallery of Christchurch, New Zealand, is a striking landmark at the edge of the city’s historic cultural precinct. Designed by the Buchan Group of Melbourne, Australia, it opened its doors to the public in 2003. The gallery features a striking flowing glass and metal façade, or sculpture wall, on […]

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Precise to a fault: How GPS revolutionized seismic research

December 7th, 2016 by vapro

The Global Positioning System is a constellation of more than 30 satellites orbiting Earth twice a day at an altitude of more than 20,000 kilometers. Geoscientists use GPS to make precise measurements of position and ground motion. Credit: Kathleen Cantner, AGI In the late 1980s, Ken Hudnut, a Columbia University graduate student studying plate tectonics […]

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REF TEK’s Strong Motion Structural Monitoring Technology Is Used On The New Port Mann Bridge

December 7th, 2016 by vapro

Project Summary: The new Port Mann Bridge is located in an area of British Columbia that is at risk of the devastat ing effects of a subduction earthquake similar to the Ja panese tragedy of March 2011. The British Columbia Ministry of Transportat ion and Infrastructure in collaborat ion with the University of British Columbia’s […]

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REF TEK’s Strong Motion Structural Monitoring Technology Is Used On The Aswan Dams

December 7th, 2016 by vapro

Project Summary: The Dams Control The Annual Floods, Have Increased Cultivable Land By 30%, and Provides Approximately Half of Egypt’S Power. The Dams are of Such Strategic Importance to The Egyptian People That The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (Nriag) Invested In Structural Monitoring Technology In Order to Record Seismic Activity In The […]

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California Hospitals Seismic Safety Laws: Instrumentation Of The New San Francisco General Hospital

December 7th, 2016 by vapro

Project Summary: Trimble Supplies Ref Tek Strong Motion Seismic Instrumentation For The New San Francisco General Hospital Project Date: September 2013 SOLUTIONS TO MEET CALIFORNIA’S BUILDING CODES The State of California is the most seismically active of all the States in the USA; the State has suffered many catastrophic earthquakes and there is no doubt […]

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Cutting Edge Facility Aligns with Innovative Tenant’s Values

December 6th, 2016 by vapro

Three years after Trimble Navigation’s earthquake-damaged New Zealand base was destroyed by fire, the multinational firm moved into high-tech Birmingham Drive premises which aligns directly with the cutting-edge innovative solutions developed by the company itself. Now, one year on, Canterbury Build magazine looks at the scale of the design and the use of the latest […]

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