New publication in the Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems

People aren’t rational. We all make decisions based on simple heuristics and social cues, often strongly linked to things we have recently experienced or losses we want to avoid.

Alongside our colleagues, Michael Nuth (formally BRANZ now Hutt City Council), Emma Hudson-Doyle (JCDR), John Hopkins (UC), Dave Brunsdon (Kestrel Group), Richard Ball and Charlotte Brown have written a paper summarising how human behaviour has influenced the implementation and interpretation of the Building (Earthquake-prone buildings Amendment) Act 2016.

This paper stems from our Earthquake prone public buildings project, where we worked with local authorities to create advice and tools to help make decisions around earthquake-prone public buildings. 

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