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Assessing the seismic performance of non-residential and multi-unit residential building

 

Seismic performance advice[PDF 195 KB]

Advice for building owners on assessing the seismic performance of non-residential and multi-unit residential buildings.

About this document

  • Published on 1 June 2012
  • Of interest to Building owners
  • 1st edition

Introduction

If you are a building owner, you are responsible for ensuring the safety of your buildings. You need to consider its structural integrity, how it will be used and repaired in the future, and who can help you work that out.

You should engage a chartered professional engineer (structural) to carry out detailed engineering evaluations on your building.  This document will help you make informed decisions about its ongoing use and occupation.

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: