Earthquake-prone buildings shake human confidence

New Zealand’s buildings must be assessed and remediated to ensure compliance with new legislation. There are many considerations including the impact on insurance. The 2010 and 2011 earthquakes in Canterbury, and more recently in Seddon, have underlined the fact New Zealanders truly live in the ‘Shaky Isles’. Given that our older building stock, generally speaking, is unlikely to withstand more…

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