Technical Specification For The Design Of New Buildings Out For Public Comment

27 February 2024

Standards New Zealand has released a draft Technical Specification for Structural design actions – Part 5: Earthquake actions – New Zealand (TS1170.5) for public comment. The draft specification looks to provide updated engineering guidance to determine earthquake loadings when designing new buildings.

“Standards New Zealand and Engineering New Zealand were commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to develop a draft Technical Specification incorporating the science and insights gained from the updated 2022 National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM),” said Malcolm MacMillian, National Manager, Standards New Zealand.

“The draft Technical Specification has been developed through a robust process using the skills, knowledge, and experience of a committee of technical experts from across the building industry. We now welcome others to review the proposed draft and provide their feedback. Public comment will run for a four-week period” says MacMillian.

“Once published, a Technical Specification should typically be reviewed after three years to decide whether to extend its use for a further three years, revise it, withdraw it or develop it further to become a standard.”

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is encouraging people from across the engineering, building and property sectors to provide input into the public comment process being run by Standards New Zealand.

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