Additional Resources

Last updated: 4 October 2022

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Access additional information relevant to the Seismic Work Programme.

Seismic Risk and Building Regulation in New Zealand – Findings of the Seismic Risk Working Group

This report, developed by a group of experts and MBIE, provides advice on how the updated NSHM could be applied within the Building Code, and outlines MBIE’s proposed plan for preparing to update the Building Code documents.

Rethinking Seismic Risk in the Building Control System — New Zealand Geotechnical Society (

Earthquake Design for Uncertainty Guidance

This guidance, released by the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE), the Structural Engineering Society New Zealand (SEESOC), and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS), recommends approaches an engineer can take to help ensure reliable seismic performance from a building, regardless of uncertainty in the seismic hazard.

Earthquake Design for Uncertainty Guidance [PDF 436KB] — New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (

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: