News and insights

Keep up-to-date with our latest news, publications, projects, and other interesting and useful insights into resilience.

Economic recovery: Lessons learned for business and recovery managers

September 21, 2022

We recently gave this presentation on 10 key lessons we’ve learned about supporting businesses and organisations to navigate through crisis recovery.

Not just surviving: Addressing burnout by building a thriving organisation

August 18, 2022

Many organisations have successfully navigated an incredibly challenging few years. But there is a big difference between surviving and thriving. With reports of burnout rapidly rising, many organisations have recognised the wellbeing challenges of their employees and invested in wellbeing initiatives. While this is laudable, organisations often overlook the key causes of burnout.

Business recovery from disasters: Lessons from natural hazards and the COVID-19 pandemic

August 16, 2022

Charlotte Brown has been working with an international group of researchers to systematically compare the lessons we’ve learned over the past few decades of natural hazard research on business recovery with lessons emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our insights from COVID debriefs

July 21, 2022

Over the past 2 years, we have been facilitating incident response debriefs, capturing organisations’ lessons learned from their covid response. Here are some of our insights from these sessions.

New MBIE seismic risk guidance for buildings

July 13, 2022

MBIE has released some much needed guidance on using seismic risk assessments for occupancy decisions. The guide provides support for interpretation of seismic assessments, in particular %NBS, and helps users to understand how this relates to life safety risk.

New publication in Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems

July 13, 2022

Our paper summarising how human behaviour has influenced the implementation and interpretation of the Building (Earthquake-prone buildings Amendment) Act 2016 is now published in the Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems.

How different communities view building importance

June 30, 2022

Explore how different communities view different buildings; how important they are and how quickly they would ideally like to see them return to functionality after a major earthquake.

How important is seismic risk relative to all other aspects of the built environment?

June 7, 2022

Sesimic resilience is competing against a range of other demands in our built environment. In our recent EQC funded, NZSEE Resilient Buildings Project we explored the importance of seismic resilience relative to other building performance objectives.

What influences individuals’ and communities’ risk tolerance and willingness to reduce risk in the buildings they use and own?

June 1, 2022

To know how to effectively regulate and incentivise risk reduction, we need to understand what spurs people into action and what stops them.

Do communities have the same risk priorities? What impacts a community’s risk tolerance?

May 24, 2022

Communities have many competing priorities – of which seismic resilience is just one. Understanding a community’s risk tolerance is helpful when planning and prioritising risk mitigation.

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