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Information session on earthquake-prone building system

Published: Mon 6 Nov 2017 01:40 PM
MEDIA RELEASE
6 November 2017
Information session on new national earthquake-prone building system
Palmerston North City Council is holding an information session for commercial and industrial building owners of earthquake-prone buildings. A new system identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings introduced by Central Government came into force on 1 July.
The objective of the information session is to assist owners with the new requirements and timeframes that both Council and building owners are required to work to under this legislation.
Some of the main points to be discussed at the session are:
• Palmerston North is in a high seismic zone - what that means for implementation
• Building types - priority and non-priority
• Determining priority buildings and timeframes
• Five key steps for non-priority buildings
Council will be carrying out a staged approach to implementing the new system effective from 1 January 2018.
Further information on the new earthquake-prone building approach is available from: -www.building.govt.nz/managing-buildings/managing-earthquake-prone-buildings/.
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Editor’s note:
The information session is being held at the Conference & Function Centre, 5.30pm, 15 November. Invitations have been sent to all known commercial and industrial building owners, but the session is not open to the general public due to number constraints.
Media are welcome to attend.
A follow-up media release after the meeting will be distributed highlighting the information discussed.

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