New Zealand has been a leader in earthquake design and construction for several decades.
The New Zealand Building Code has some of the most rigorous seismic performance requirements, even when compared to similarly earthquake-prone nations. Consequently, the performance of New Zealand buildings in severe seismic events is among the best in the world.
This guide includes all the elements within a building that are not part of the primary gravity or lateral force-resisting structure but are still required for the building to function.
This book covers:
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