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Seismic assessment of existing buildings

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Seismic assessment of existing buildings
The Engineering Assessment Guidelines are used by engineers to carry out seismic assessments of existing buildings.

Building on ground with liquefaction potential

Building Code compliance > Canterbury rebuild > Building on ground with liquefaction potential
Find out how to build good foundations on land with liquefaction potential.

Altering an existing building

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Altering an existing building
This guide helps to determine the requirements for proposed alterations to existing buildings and how these can be met.

Updates and clarifications to the residential guidance

Building Code compliance > Canterbury rebuild > Updates and clarifications to the residential guidance
You need updates and clarifications if you are using the residential guidance.

Exemptions from carrying out seismic work

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Exemptions from carrying out seismic work
A guide to the earthquake-prone building provisions of the Building Act and regulations.

Planning and engineering guidance for potentially liquefaction-prone land

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Planning and engineering guidance for potentially liquefaction-prone land
Useful guidance for the development of land in potentially liquefaction-prone areas.

Priority Buildings: a guide to the earthquake-prone building provisions of the Building Act

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Priority Buildings: a guide to the earthquake-prone building provisions of the Building Act
A guide to priority buildings, a category of earthquake-prone buildings with shorter time frames for remediation.

The methodology to identify earthquake-prone buildings

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > The methodology to identify earthquake-prone buildings
A key document to use when identifying, assessing or making decisions on potentially earthquake-prone buildings.

Module 1: Overview of the geotechnical guidelines

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Module 1: Overview of the geotechnical guidelines
An overview of the geotechnical guidelines, including some technical detail on estimating ground motion parameters.

Module 2: Geotechnical investigations for earthquake engineering

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Module 2: Geotechnical investigations for earthquake engineering
Module 2 of the geotechnical guidelines provides guidance on geotechnical investigation for earthquake engineering.

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