Earthquake Prone Buildings


Identifying and Managing Earthquake-prone Buildings

Regulations have been approved for new earthquake-prone building legislation and these have been released for consultation. MBIE is consulting on the regulations, together with a methodology that will set the new approach for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings.  The methodology will outline the criteria for engineering assessments, and it is designed to enable councils to make informed decisions about whether buildings are earthquake-prone.  The Minister’s release can be found here, and a link to the regulations and consultation documents is here.

If you have any comments or feedback on the proposed regulations or methodology, please forward them to the Property Law Section Manager Katrina.thomas@lawsociety.org.nz by 1 December 2016.