Regulating for resilience: The Wellington Case Study (2020)
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AuthorsFaulkner, Holly, Hopkins, John, Collins, Tonishow all
The Regulating for Resilience project is funded by Flagship 3 of the QuakeCoRE Centre for Seismic Resilience. The project will utilise the Wellington building database, developed by QuakeCoRE, to assess the effect of the current legal regime on the short, medium and long term seismic resilience of Wellington’s CBD. In doing so, it will take the existing research on the legal framework and apply this to the current building stock. The nature of the current legal regime will require the researcher to develop methodologies and ideas beyond the narrow confines of the legal regime. The primary method of the research will be using the QuakeCORE Wellington CBD database. The researcher will: • Map the current EQP labelled buildings (or those profiled as such) on the building database to understand the immediate impact of the current system. • An assessment of buildings that are likely to be reviewed as to their seismic resilience. (e.g. Council buildings, buildings where change of use is likely, buildings in the process of redevelopment). • An assessment of buildings that may have issues around seismic resilience but which will fall outside the current EQP building regime and are unlikely to be assessed. • An assessment of the uses and impacts of these buildings in the various categories (i.e. economic impact of failure, priority buildings, etc). The key aim should be to assess (in broad terms) how effective the current regime will be in developing seismic resilience in Wellington. It is important to emphasise the work should look beyond just the risk of fatality or injury but consider the economic and social consequences of buildings being unavailable.