Tag: Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act

“BC Update 186: New system for managing earthquake-prone buildings” (MBIE Newsletter 7th June 2016)

"... The aim is to standardise the rules and processes that apply to earthquake-prone buildings nationally, taking into account seismicity around New Zealand. The system avoids a “one-size-fits-all” approach, prioritising geographic areas, buildings and parts of buildings that pose the greatest risk while retaining as much built heritage as possible.

Features of the new system include clarifying the definition of an earthquake-prone building, establishing a national register of earthquake-prone buildings and issuing enhanced notices for such buildings. ..."

"... The new Earthquake-Prone Building (EPB) methodology, to be set by the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), will enable territorial authorities to profile and identify potentially earthquake-prone buildings in their districts. ..."

" ...MBIE is developing new regulations to support the implementation of the system. ..."

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