The latest issue of BRANZ’s Build magazine focuses on the resilience of people, businesses, communities, and buildings, with several ResOrgs projects featured.
We recently gave this presentation on 10 key lessons we’ve learned about supporting businesses and organisations to navigate through crisis recovery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
To know how to effectively regulate and incentivise risk reduction, we need to understand what spurs people into action and what stops them.