When a damage-causing emergency occurs, MBIE helps territorial authorities to manage resources to protect lives, buildings, and infrastructure.
Before and during an emergency
North Island severe weather events 2023
Learn about how MBIE is supporting the building response to the severe weather events in the North Island.
Roles and responsibilities for building emergency management
Learn about who does what when it come to preparing and responding to a building emergency
Designated areas for building emergency management
The Building Act has provisions for designating an area for building management during or after an emergency.
Rapid Building Assessment System
MBIE manages the rapid building assessment system to assess the usability of buildings following an emergency event.
Rapid building assessment placarding system
Placards are placed on buildings following an assessment, letting you know how the building may be used.