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Friday, August 24, 2012

Earthquake Royal Commission – Final Report, Part 1

The Government has released Part one of the final report of the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission.

The report contains recommendations to inform early decision-making about the central city's recovery from the Canterbury earthquakes. There are a number of findings and 70 technical recommendations, all of which have been adopted by the Government. The joint statement to this effect by the the Attorney General and the Construction Minister is here.

The Construction Minister has said the Government expects to issue a full and comprehensive response to the Royal Commission’s complete findings in early 2013.

Part 1 of the Report consists of:

  • Volume 1 Summary and Recommendations in Volumes 1-3, Seismicity, Soils and the Seismic Design of Buildings
  • Volume 2 The Performance of Christchurch CBD Buildings
  • Volume 3 Low-Damage Building Technologies

The full report, summary and recommendations from Volumes 1-3, and the individual volumes can be found here.

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