Last updated: 3 May 2018
This guideline is about liquefaction hazards and their effect, including lateral spreading. It describes sources of liquefaction-induced ground deformation and outlines procedures for assessing ground deformation.
Module 3 guideline
Module 3: Identification, assessment and mitigation of liquefaction hazards, and other modules, are available in the earthquake geotechnical engineering practice series.
Module 3 educational resources
Video: Identification, assessment and mitigation of liquefaction hazards
An overview of changes and additions to the old 2010 Module 1 on liquefaction hazards.
If you would like to do a quiz related to this video that can be counted as part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, register on the Engineering New Zealand website
Module 3 events
Find out about a one-day technical seminar run by Engineering New Zealand, called Liquefaction Assessment in the Engineering Practice (MBIE/NZGS Module 3 Guidelines)
The seminar was developed with the authors of Module 3 and is designed to extend the learning of:
- geotechnical engineers, structural engineers or geologists involved in liquefaction assessment
- people with a sound understanding of simplified liquefaction evaluation procedures
- or engineers developing skills in liquefaction analysis.
- Gregg drilling seminar series on YouTube.
- Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes (also known as the Residential guidance).
- New Zealand Dam Safety Guidelines (2015) on the New Zealand Society on Large Dams website.
- Bridge Manual on the New Zealand Transport Association website.