This section of the website provides some introductory information on some common hazards in earthquake-prone heritage buildings. This is intended to help building owners understand the kind of work that Heritage EQUIP will fund.

Each page gives an indication of the risk that an particular building element poses if it isn’t strengthened and then what potential strengthening solutions exist. It then suggests the initial steps a structural engineer may take.

To find the solution that is appropriate for your building, owners will need to consult a structural engineer to provide a professional assessment of what is required. The Who’s who section contains links to help you find a structural engineer and some topics you may like to discuss before embarking on a seismic strengthening project with them.

Updated on 30th January 2017