Earthquake-prone Buildings Consultation
This video explains proposed changes to the system for dealing with earthquake-prone buildings in New Zealand.
The video explains:
- issues around earthquake risk in New Zealand
- the current earthquake-prone buildings system
- the proposed changes.
The proposals would mean that all commercial buildings would have to have a seismic capacity assessment within five years. Owners of buildings assessed as earthquake-prone would then have up to 10 years to strengthen or demolish them.