Intention to amend the Seismic Assessment of Existing Buildings: Technical Guidelines for Engineering Assessments

Submissions closed: 26 February 2018, 5pm


We are proposing to amend eight engineering equations in the Concrete Buildings section of the Seismic Assessments of Existing Buildings – Technical Guidelines for Engineering Assessments.

The amendments in question relate to seismic assessments of existing buildings constructed with reinforced concrete. The amendments were identified as part of a review of the concrete buildings section of the Engineering Assessment Guidelines. While the review of the entire concrete buildings section of the Engineering Assessment Guidelines is not complete, it is important the engineering sector and other interested people are aware of these amendments. The section is available from link). Copies of this consultation document are available free of charge at MBIE, located at 15 Stout Street in Wellington.