Recent studies on non-structural elements (NSEs) in New Zealand have found that there is insufficient knowledge about the seismic performance of NSEs and particularly how this performance impacts their primary
Engineers have come a long way in ensuring that the skeleton of a building does not fracture in an earthquake. However, work is now needed for our buildings to also
Acceleration-sensitive non-structural elements not only constitute a significant portion of a building’s component inventory, but also comprise components and systems that are indispensable to the operational continuity of essential facilities.
Recent earthquake events in New Zealand have highlighted the need to improve the post-earthquake reparability of buildings. This paper describes a number of avenues for improving the post-earthquake reparability of
Research into the seismic performance of non-structural elements over the past decade in New Zealand has identified a number of areas in which changes should be made.The performance of buildings
Research into the seismic performance of non-structural elements over the past decade in New Zealand has identified a number of areas in which changes should be made. download output
An extensive strategic review was undertaken of the current state of the design, coordination and construction of non-structural elements in New Zealand’s construction industry. Also included was a review of