Superseded Versions

The Seismic Assessment of Existing Buildings (the Guidelines) provides a technical basis for engineers to assess existing buildings within New Zealand. Two now-superseded versions of the Guidelines may have been used for building assessments. These are available below for territorial authorities, engineers, and others who may need to review reports produced using the superseded versions.

The superseded versions of the Guidelines published below should not be used for new assessments of existing buildings.

Consultation Draft published on 10 October 2016 (version 2016_C):
Sector Briefing Draft published on 30 June 2016 (version 2016_SB):

The 2006 NZSEE Guidelines

The 2006 predecessor of the Guidelines and its four corrigenda are available from the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering: