Media coverage is as follows:
Tag: Earthquake Strengthening
“More targeted approach to earthquake-prone buildings” : Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister For Building And Housing (Text Of Speech)
The Text of Hon Dr Nick Smith's Speech is as follows:
10 May, 2015
“More targeted approach to earthquake-prone buildings” Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister For Building and Housing (Media Release)
“Public safety priority on heritage retention” Heritage New Zealand Media Release (17.07.14)
"Recent research conducted for Heritage New Zealand showed that 57% of New Zealanders care more about built heritage than in the previous year (53%) and up from 49% in 2012."
The Media Release is as follows: (more…)
“Royal Society collects top quake award” The Dominion Post (Online Article)
"Royal Society collects top quake award" The Dominion Post (Online Article)
Article includes an Image of the 1929 Art Deco Chevening Apartments which picked up an award and are now 100% of the new building standard.
Updated: “Town Hall to be strengthened” The Dominion Post (Online Article)
"Town Hall to be strengthened" The Dominion Post reports on Councillors voting unanimously to retain the Town Hall.
Radio NZ website reporting the decision will go to a full Council for a final vote: "Wellington Town Hall safe from demolition"
“Fears of over-zealous quake-strengthening target” National Business Review (Online)
"Fears of over-zealous quake-strengthening target" Heritage buildings mentioned N.B.R. article which includes comment by Inner City Residents and Business Association chairperson Geraldine Murphy.
“Tougher earthquake strengthening overruled” Insurance Council v C.C.C. – High Court Ruling Out (Stuff Online)
Ruling on Insurance Council High Court action seeking to overturn C.C.C. Policy change on earthquake strengthening.
"Insurance Council in quake court win" Stuff online. (more…)
“Too few engineers to check buildings for quake safety” The Dominion Post- Hawkes Bay (Online Article) 7th August 2013
"Too few engineers to check buildings for quake safety" The Dominion Post reports " A shortage of engineers is slowing down assessments of earthquake-prone buildings in Napier."
Proposed Strengthening of Earthquake Rules [Royal Commission Report]
"In this Volume we discuss the question of how to define and treat existing buildings in New Zealand that are likely to perform poorly in earthquakes." Link to download PDF- Final_Report_Volume_4_Summary_Recommendations