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BC Update 166: Earthquake-affected Canterbury industrial building guidance

Posted: 24 December 2014

BC Update
Guidance released on the assessment, repair and rebuild of earthquake-affected industrial buildings in Canterbury, particularly for professional engineers and designers of industrial building structures and for building control officials.

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.

Assessment, repair and rebuild of earthquake-affected industrial buildings in Canterbury guidance

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: