Media coverage is as follows:
Tag: Earthquake Strengthening
The Text of Hon Dr Nick Smith's Speech is as follows:
10 May, 2015
"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)
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.
"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.
"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."
"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