International Earthquake Standards

International Earthquake Standards and Compliance An important aspect of compliance is a quantifiable paper trail. All aspects of seismic restraint and gravity support details are interdependent, and their design and attachment to the structure should not be separated. It was interesting to read in September Insight an article "Changing International Earthquake Standards". The article fails to caution the reader...
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Sheet Bracing Signoff Update

AWCI is well aware of the difficulties  faced by plasterboard bracing installers who are unable to sign off their own work because it is Restricted Building Work and they are not and cannot become  Licensed Building Practitioners. An installer from Christchurch wrote recently We have been doing the plasterboard installation for this firm for the last 15...
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NEW CODE OF PRACTICE LAUNCH

NEW CODE OF PRACTICE WILL REDUCE RISK OF CEILING COLLAPSES DURING QUAKES EO photo Building and business owners occupying offices where air conditioning and sprinkler systems have been installed unrestrained above ceilings, may be running the risk of a health and safety prosecution for allowing staff...
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