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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Earthquake Royal Commission - Building Management After Earthquakes

The Royal Commission have added a discussion paper Building Management After Earthquakes to their on-line library here.

The discussion paper poses a series of questions and people may respond to the questions directly, respond to some but not others, or generally discuss the topics in the paper.

From the Royal Commission's website:
This discussion paper focuses on how buildings were managed in Christchurch after the September 2010 earthquake. It looks at matters that may have led to problems in how the building safety operation was carried out that would be likely to happen again (i.e. problems with the system, rather than whether it was done well or not). The paper does not address every issue people have identified in submission or reports to the Royal Commission to date. These will be addressed in our final report. The paper focuses on how we can improve things using a range of tools - not just legislation.
The discussion paper seeks comment on the implementation and effectiveness of the building management processes used after the 4 September 2010 and 26 December 2010 earthquakes. It asks what lessons can be learnt about how to manage an area's building stock to better meet the goal of ensuring public safety after a disaster.

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