Thursday, September 27, 2012

A MOVE THAT HAS POTENTIAL

Further to yesterdays post, Cr Arron Keown is submitting to his Christchurch Council, a proposal to have a buildings state of compliance with earthquake codes posted at the entrance.

I have no expertese on building compliance but we often hear "building X is closed as it is only 40% complian.t,  Now that is fairly clear but is it accurate. Whatever, it appears to give a reasonable guide for informed decision making for a prospective user.

The proviso, of course, will be that hopefully such a rating will be more science based than were the infamous "green stickers" that were posted on many buildings after the initial quake and were subsequently proved to be hopelessly ill-informed and inadequate as a guide to the buildings actual stability.

Councillor Keown's move is more practical than the one size fits all that yesterdays effort portrayed.

3 comments:

Ciaron said...

The proviso, of course, will be that hopefully such a rating will be more science based than were the infamous "green stickers" that were posted on many buildings after the initial quake and were subsequently proved to be hopelessly ill-informed and inadequate as a guide to the buildings actual stability.

Right. Have you actually read what was on those placards and understood their intent and scope of reliance?

gravedodger said...

I didn't have a problem, Ciaron, but it was sad that some placed a greater reliance on them than was intended. An enhanced interpretation by people that included owners, managers and body corporates as well as occupiers.

Paulus said...

Same way as you can check ownership of a building with lifts with the test/manufacture certification in the lift itself.