A new national system for managing earthquake-prone buildings in New Zealand came into effect in July 2017. The new standards affects owners of earthquake-prone buildings, territorial authorities (local councils), engineers, building professionals and building users.
BREEN has embraced the new standards and proactively worked with business owners and government authorities to ensure these buildings will stand the test of time.
We have carried out extensive strengthening work on the historic 1883 Oamaru Courthouse in 2018, which was closed in late 2011 after being deemed unsafe. The company also brought the architecturally prominent Marshall Building in Oamaru (built in 1880) up to earthquake standards.