Earthquake Prone Public Buildings: Balancing Life Safety Risks and Community Costs

How do you balance the life safety risks of an earthquake prone public building against the community costs of prolonged closure of community facilities?

Our recent work with BRANZ aimed to establish advice and tools that would help decision-makers improve confidence in their decision making around occupancy of earthquake prone public buildings.

As part of these outputs is a decision framework that steps Territorial Authorities through a 5-step process that helps them balance their competing obligations and risks.

This project is currently in its final stages of completion (due for publication in mid-2021) but an overview of our framework is now available.

If you would like more information on the framework once it is published, please contact Charlotte Brown or Michael Nuth.

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