Repairing and rebuilding multi-unit residential buildings guidance: Part E

Part E provides assessment criteria and recommendations for the repair and rebuild of the foundations, firewalls, and superstructures of multi-unit residential buildings in Christchurch. It has been prepared for professional engineers, designers, building control officials, and others implementing the guidance.

The multi-unit residential building guidance should be read in conjunction with the MBIE document Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes, December 2012. Both the multi-unit residential building and the house building guidance documents can be found at

To help homeowners with issues outside the technical guidance, MBIE, jointly with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Christchurch City Council, Earthquake Commission, and the Insurance Council of NZ, has prepared an information sheet.

The repairing and rebuilding multi-unit residential buildings Information for homeowners can be found at

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