Mr David Brunsdon, CNZM, of Paraparaumu, for services to engineering and emergency management
David Brunsdon has been active with Engineering New Zealand and the emergency management community in improving New Zealand’s resilience to natural disasters.
He has led initiatives for the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering and the Structural Engineering Society of New Zealand.
He led the development and implementation of national procedures for managing buildings in an emergency, which have been applied following various natural disasters.
He played a key role during the development of New Zealand’s Urban Search and Rescue capability and was the USAR engineering leader following the Christchurch earthquakes.
He led the Wellington Lifelines Group and chaired the New Zealand Lifelines Council, where he continues as Principal Advisor.
Mr Brunsdon has maintained a link with the research sector through project roles and authoring of papers.
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