Geotechnical Guidelines - Rockfall: Design considerations for passive protection structures
- Valid from
- Information provider
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
- Information type
- Section 175 guidance
This document provides technical guidance for the design of passive rockfall protection structures (RPS) that act to reduce the effects of falling rock on people and/or infrastructure. The document sets out a general methodology for undertaking design of passive RPS within the context of the New Zealand Building Code. It also serves as a guide to inform others about the design process and the nature of the work involved in designing passive rockfall protection structures.
This document provides guidance on:
- rockfall risk mitigation
- technical design considerations
- compliance with building code.