Building Quake & People

A Serious Game Platform for Informing Life Saving Strategies

Project leader: Vicente Gonzalez (University of Auckland), in collaboration with Opus Research and University of Canterbury.

This project contributes to the mitigation of the impact of natural hazards by proposing the development of a computer-based modelling framework able to assess occupants’ behaviour in buildings in the event of an earthquake. Project completed in 2017.


  • Lovreglio, R., Gonzalez, V., Feng, Z., Amor, R., Spearpoint, M., Thomas, J., Trotter, M., Sacks, R. (2018) Prototyping virtual reality serious games for building earthquake preparedness: The Auckland City Hospital case study. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 38, pp. 670-682. DOI: 10.1016/j.aei.2018.08.018 Available online

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Last updated 29 Jan 2020