Module 1: Overview of the geotechnical guidelines

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About this document

  • Published on 31 May 2017
  • Updated on 3 May 2018
  • Of interest to Building consent authorities, Engineers
  • ISBN: 978-0-947497-29-3 (Print) / 978-0-947497-51-4 (Online)


This is an overview of the modules that make up the Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Practice geotechnical guidelines.


It introduces the subject of earthquake geotechnical engineering, provides context within the building regulatory framework, and provides guidance for estimating ground motion parameters for geotechnical design.


Learn about Module 1 in the geotechnical education section.

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Earthquake geotechnical engineering practice series


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