This document is intended to act as a guide for building owners and to provide a pathway through the process of responding to notification that your building has either been:
The current New Zealand Building code does not provide adequate guidance for the design of isolated structures. Creating a guideline document gave New Zealand the opportunity to stand out at the forefront of seismic engineering. This document is now out as a draft for trial use.
International experts Dr. Michel Bruneau, Professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Buffalo and Dr. Greg MacRae, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Natural resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury have collaborated on an extensive report on the factors underpinning decisions made in the rebuild of Christchurch after the Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010-2011. It is based on interviews with structural designers of up to 60% of the buildings design to date in the rebuild.