Posted: 24 December 2014
This Building Controls Update is a periodic news bulletin for the building sector.
MBIE have released new guidance on the assessment, repair and rebuild of earthquake-affected industrial buildings in Canterbury.
The guidance addresses high-level geotechnical and structural considerations, regulatory principles and assessment criteria. It provides recommendations for the repair and rebuild of industrial buildings in Canterbury, particularly where these buildings are located on liquefaction-prone land.
The focus of the guidance is on the vulnerabilities in industrial building foundations and structures, and includes lessons learned through observation of some common structural elements which require additional analysis and care in detailing. A range of industrial building structures are considered, with particular attention given to the detailing of precast panels and tilt up panels.
The guidance is intended for professional engineers and designers of industrial building structures and for building control officials.