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Stay put in EQ vulnerable buildings, MBIE says

Brent Melville
Mon, 04 Jul 2022

Stay put in EQ vulnerable buildings, MBIE says
The Asteron is a poor seismic performer but safer than driving. (Image: supplied)
Brent Melville
Mon, 04 Jul 2022
People are much safer working in an earthquake 'vulnerable' building than they are driving a car to work, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) says. In its latest seismic risk guidance, the government agency suggests that most 'seismically vulnerable' buildings aren't imminently dangerous and can still be occupied during seismic remediation work. That, according to MBIE's manager of building performance and engineering Dave Gittings, is because compared to most 'business-as-usual'...

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