Responsibilities of owners and engineers in the decision-making process on a dangerous building.
About this document
Engineers can use this guidance to help them advise building owners making decisions about the continued use of their Canterbury buildings.
It should help ensure there is:
- consistency in the advice being given to owners
- clarity about the responsibilities of owners and engineers in the decision-making process
- clarity about how to apply the modified definition of dangerous building under the Building Act 2004 (Building Act), as modified by the Canterbury Earthquake (Building Act) Order 2011.
- Key points to note
- Requirements of the Building Act 2004
- Engineering evaluations of building
- Unreinforced Masonry Buildings (URMs)
- What should be considered when deciding how to use a building?
- Responsibility for the decision-making process
Appendix: Building evaluation methologies
Flow chart: Building evaluation and use