Learn about Module 5A

Last updated: 3 May 2018

Geotechnical machinery

This guideline provides a specification for designing and constructing ground improvement. It focuses on ground improvement to mitigate liquefaction effects on single-storey residential properties.

Module 5A guideline

Module 5A: Specification of ground improvement for residential properties in the Canterbury region, and other modules, are available in the earthquake geotechnical engineering practice series.

Module 5A educational resources

Video: How to specify ground improvements for properties prone to liquefaction

Guidance to help geotechnical professionals prepare documentation that will make tendering and consenting easier.

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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

Factsheet on specifying residential ground improvement (supports Module 5A)

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