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BC Update 156: Part E: Repairing and rebuilding multi-unit residential buildings guidance

Posted: 16 April 2014

BC Update
Guidance on the repair and rebuild of foundations, firewalls and superstructures of multi-unit residential buildings affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

This Building Controls Update is a periodic news bulletin for the building sector.

Part E provides assessment criteria and recommendations for the repair and rebuild of the foundations, firewalls, and superstructures of multi-unit residential buildings in Christchurch. It has been prepared for professional engineers, designers, building control officials, and others implementing the guidance.

The multi-unit residential building guidance should be read in conjunction with our guidance document 'Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes', December 2012.

Residential repair and rebuild contains both the multi-unit residential building and the house building guidance documents.

To help homeowners with issues outside the technical guidance, MBIE, jointly with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Christchurch City Council, Earthquake Commission, and the Insurance Council of NZ, has prepared an information sheet.

Homeowner information has booklets and information sheets for repairing and rebuilding multi-unit residential buildings.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: