Resilient design – overview
This topic examines some basic structural engineering principles and Aotearoa New Zealand’s building controls regulatory framework in the context of seismically resilient design.
Earthquake engineering – including working stress design
Limit state design – including serviceability limit state and ultimate limit state
The Building Code – including Building Code Requirements, classified uses and seismic resilience of structures
Building control mechanisms – including building consents, compliance schedules and exempt building work
Compliance with the Building Code – including Verification Methods, Acceptable Solutions, alternative methods and Alternative Solutions
Verification Method B1/VM1 – including AS/NZS 1170 Structural design actions and NZS 4219:2009 Seismic performance of engineering systems in buildings
Building upgrades – including change of use and earthquake-prone buildings
National Seismic Hazard Model - the National Seismic Hazard Model provides an estimate of the likelihood and strength of an earthquake at any given site. An update of the Model was released in 2022. MBIE says the updated results will be used to inform the risk settings in building regulations.