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Improving earthquake performance of building service elements

Good performance of non-structural elements during earthquakes can save lives and costs, and relies on well-managed processes during the design, procurement and construction project phases. This Practice Advisory advises how to improve the performance of non-structural elements during earthquakes.

Figure 1: Widespread damage resulting from a ceiling failure after a Canterbury earthquake

In wake of the recent earthquakes, a practice note has been released on the subject of building services seismic restraint and good practices to follow. See the full guidelines below...

https://www.building.govt.nz/building-code-compliance/b-stability/b1-structure/practice-advisory-19/improving-earthquake-performance-non-structural-elements/

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