Assessment, repair and rebuild of earthquake-affected industrial buildings in Canterbury
Industrial rebuild guidance
Technical and regulatory guidance for the assessment, repair and rebuild of industrial buildings in Canterbury.
Industrial rebuild guidance (replacement pages only)
If you have already printed the guidance you can update it by replacing the affected pages.
About these documents
You will find technical and regulatory guidance for the assessment, repair and rebuild of industrial buildings affected by the Canterbury earthquake sequence.
The document includes guidance on the appropriate criteria for the continued use of buildings, particularly those on land prone to liquefaction. Building owners, occupiers and advisors will find it useful for navigating the technical issues within the regulatory context.
It aims to address perceived regulatory barriers in undertaking repairs to industrial buildings and provides robust and pragmatic solutions developed using the collective expertise of MBIE’s Engineering Advisory Group (Commercial), with input from a wider group of practitioners, from owners to advisors.
By describing a process that is transparent and readily communicated, the guidance should help informed decision making.
The general philosophies and approaches in this guidance may be applied to a wider range of non-residential/low rise buildings.
- Performance xpectations
- Rebuilds in liquefaction- prone areas
Appendix A: Building vulnerabilities
Appendix B: Tolerable impacts for reduced amenity
Appendix C: Low-rise panel structures
Appendix D: Definitions