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Quake Rules Threaten Town’s “Urban Fabric”

Rules for strengthening the nation’s at-risk heritage buildings make them vulnerable to a different sort of damage, argues Olga Filippova, University of Auckland Business School Property Specialist, in the Business School’s July email newsletter.

She says “Rules governing the strengthening of earthquake-prone buildings have been modified following submissions by engineering experts, local councils and property owners. But newly introduced regional variations to the timetable for assessing and strengthening vulnerable buildings will not by themselves ensure the survival of the nation’s built heritage”.

To read her full article on the risk to the heritage of particularly small town NZ, click here.

Dr Olga Filippova, Property Specialist, Auckland University

Dr Olga Filippova, Property Specialist, Auckland University

 

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