“IPENZ concerns with new earth-quake prone building rules” IPENZ Media Release

"The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) is analysing the Government’s changes to earth-quake prone buildings, announced today, with particular concerns about the assessment process and increased pressure on the already severe shortage of engineers."
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Seismic Assessment of Earthquake Damaged Heritage Buildings- IPNEZ SESOC Document

"Engineers have an ethical responsibility to respect and respond to value judgments that society has made. Society considers it unacceptable to sustain significant loss of life in an earthquake. This is and must remain the top priority. However, society also considers that significant heritage buildings should be respected and retained when possible and appropriate…"

This PDF has been circulating in the wilds of the email world... (more…)