Earthquake Prone Buildings
Legislation for earthquake prone buildings
What does 'earthquake-prone' mean and does it apply to all buildings?
- Essentially, an earthquake-prone building is an existing building that will have strength that is 33% or less of the seismic loading standard for new buildings.
- A building designed to the current design standards would have at least 100% of New Building Strength (NBS). Existing buildings are assessed and given a %NBS. If a building is less than 33% NBS, it is classed as earthquake-prone.
- You can find more information about earthquake prone buildings in sections Sections 133AA to
133AY of the Building Act 2004.
- Small residential buildings (houses) are exempt from the provisions of the Act.
Earthquake prone buildings in the Grey District
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