Canterbury residential technical guidance updates – Issue 3


A third round of clarifications and updates to the Canterbury residential technical guidance has been issued by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Issue 3

Covers clarifications on TC3 foundation solutions, specifically section 14.2.2 and section 15.4.4. The clarifications involve:

  • repairing and relevelling houses in areas with major or severe lateral stretch (section 14.2.2)
  • using modified Type 2B detail for a surface structure Type 2A (section 15.4.4).

Issue 3 should be read in conjunction with the Guidance document Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes, December 2012.

Further technical updates to this guidance will be developed as the need arises. At a later stage, these questions and answers will be incorporated into the next version of the Guidance document.

  • Read Issue 3 on MBIE’s website
  • Read Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes on MBIE’s website

Summarised from information provided by MBIE.

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