NZSEE wel­comes new pro­gramme to strengthen her­itage build­ings

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New Zealand So­ci­ety for Earth­quake En­gi­neer­ing (NZSEE) says it has wel­comed Min­is­ter for Arts, Cul­ture and Her­itage Mag­gie Barry’s an­nounce­ment of a pro­gramme to help pri­vate own­ers strengthen na­tion­ally sig­nif­i­cant her­itage build­ings that are earth­quake- prone.

NZSEE Pres­i­dent Peter Smith says Her­itage EQUIP should re­duce the risk of los­ing New Zealand’s her­itage fab­ric to dam­ag­ing earth­quakes.

“It will also en­cour­age best prac­tice in the retrofitting of her­itage build­ings. NZSEE is pleased to see the pro­gramme will be able to pro­vide much-needed as­sis­tance to re­gional ar­eas of the coun­try that have sig­nif­i­cant is­sues, par­tic­u­larly on main streets. We look for­ward to work­ing with the Min­istry for Cul­ture and Her­itage on the im­ple­men­ta­tion of Her­itage EQUIP,” he says.

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