Resilient Buildings Project

While Aotearoa New Zealand has gone through unprecedented losses from seismic activity, our understanding and knowledge around seismic hazards has advanced, highlighting shortcomings in the seismic settings our our building regime.

This research is a first step towards understanding and confirming what New Zealanders want regarding the seismic performance of buildings, providing insight into the changes and decisions the country needs to make regarding our seismic engineering and building practises, and the current regulatory regime.


We will continue to update this page as more research is released from the project. Check back for updates.


Project team

Charlotte Brown, Resilient Organisations Ltd

Helen Ferner, NZSEE

Hugh Cowan

Shannon Abeling, University of Auckland

Sophie Horsfall, Resilient Organisations Ltd


Latest information from The Resilient Buildings Project


Focus Group Report

Societal Expectations Report

Policy Brief

Interviews Report

Stage 2B final report 28 June 2022



This project has been funded by NZSEE and EQC