What brought the house down? - Build 198 (2023)

Abbreviation
What brought the house down?
Valid from
1/10/2023

Information provider
BRANZ Limited
Author
Angela Liu, Catherine Nicholson and Natalie Balfour
Information type
BUILD article
Format
Website, PDF

Description

Why were many modern, high-end homes so badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes? By digging deep, a BRANZ engineer found the problem lay with incompatible bracing systems, with the resulting BRANZ guidance quickly embraced by the engineering community.

Scope

In this article:

  • Mixed seismic bracing fared poorly
  • Subsequent guidance made available
  • Prompted understanding that more work needed
  • Toka Tū Ake EQC’s role
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Description

Why were many modern, high-end homes so badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes? By digging deep, a BRANZ engineer found the problem lay with incompatible bracing systems, with the resulting BRANZ guidance quickly embraced by the engineering community.

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What brought the house down? - Build 198 (2023)
Description

Why were many modern, high-end homes so badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes? By digging deep, a BRANZ engineer found the problem lay with incompatible bracing systems, with the resulting BRANZ guidance quickly embraced by the engineering community.

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