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Earthquake strengthening Wellington is a matter of public safety - Construction Professor

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Publish Date
Thu, 7 Dec 2023, 7:54AM
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Earthquake strengthening Wellington is a matter of public safety - Construction Professor

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 7 Dec 2023, 7:54AM

There’s a pressing need to strengthen hundreds of Wellington buildings that are quake-prone. 

Experts are warning deadlines are closing in for the work, with more than 500 buildings needing strengthening, including residential apartments. 

AUT Professor of construction, John Tookey, told Tim Dower that building owners need to start, or hundreds could be left homeless. 

He says it's a public safety issue, and councils should consider incentivising the work. 

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