Earthquake Rules Relaxed

Major changes to earthquake strengthening rules
AIMEE GULLIVER May 10 2015

L Housing Minister Nick Smith has announced major changes to the rules to assess and strengthen buildings for earthquake risk.

Housing Minister Nick Smith has announced major changes to the rules to assess and strengthen buildings for earthquake risk.

Major changes to the rules around assessing buildings means the number of structures needing inspection has dropped from 500,000 to 30,000.

The Government was revising its policy on managing earthquake risk by better targeting regulations on buildings which posed the greatest risk to life, Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith announced on Sunday.

The policy’s priority was public safety and minimising future fatalities, he said.

Link:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/68421102/major-changes-to-earthquake-strengthening-rules

 

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