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.
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