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Policy Brief (No. 2) The-Resilient Buildings Project (April 2024)

Author: Derek Gill et al., 

Contract Reference Number: 3622


This is the second policy brief to come from NZSEE's Resilient Buildings Project. This brief focuses on the outcome from Stage 3 of that project. This brief is titled: When prevention is better than a cure - the case for more resilient buildings.

Stage 3 of the Resilient Buildings Project focused on a new Earthquake Performance Outcome (EPO) framework that guides the development of seismic standards, codes, and practices in New Zealand. It does this via a systematic approach that considers key social, economic and environmental outcome indicators as they relate to building performance according to reduced injury, property protection and reduced loss of amenity and function.