Building (Specified Systems, Change the Use, and Earthquake-prone Buildings) Regulations 2005

8 Categories of earthquake ratings

For the purpose of section 133AL of the Act, the categories of earthquake ratings are—

Category
0% to less than 20%
20% to less than 34%
Examples

A territorial authority determines that an earthquake-prone building (B1) has an earthquake rating of 10%. B1’s earthquake rating category is 0% to less than 20%.

The territorial authority determines that another earthquake-prone building (B2) has an earthquake rating of 25%. B2’s earthquake rating category is 20% to less than 34%.

The territorial authority determines that a third earthquake-prone building (B3) has an earthquake rating of between 19% and 22%. B3’s earthquake rating category is 0% to less than 20% (see section 133AL(3) of the Act).

Regulation 8: inserted, on 1 July 2017, by regulation 8 of the Building (Specified Systems, Change the Use, and Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/136).