the insurance fiasco

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A DETAILED INVENTORY OF MEDIUM- TO HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS IN WELLINGTON’S CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT – those of you living in Wellington may be interested in this paper…

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The paper presents a summary of existing building inventory in Wellington using
the available data-sets. In the belief that an integration/
combination of these data-sets and easy access to information
could lead to better understanding of seismic risks, informed
mitigation actions, and quicker response after an earthquake.

A DETAILED INVENTORY OF MEDIUM- TO HIGH-RISE
BUILDINGS IN WELLINGTON’S CENTRAL BUSINESS
DISTRICT
Aishwarya Puranam1,  Olga Filippova , Jacob Pastor-Paz,
Max Stephens, , Kenneth J. Elwood,  Najif Ismail, Ilan Noy
and Eyitayo Opabola (Submitted March 2019; Reviewed May 2019; Accepted October 2019)

ABSTRACT
Recent earthquakes in New Zealand not only highlighted the vulnerabilities of the existing building stock but
also the need for: (i) a better understanding of the building inventory, and (ii) easy access to information for
quicker response after an event. In the case of Wellington, efforts over the years by the City Council and
other stakeholders have produced a number of useful datasets about the building inventory. These available
datasets when put together are critical in understanding the composition and characteristics of the building
inventory in Wellington. This paper describes the available information, and the process to combine the
different strands of data possessed by multiple stakeholders into an effective and usable multi-disciplinary
building inventory database for Wellington’s CBD. The uses and future directions for this collated database
are also discussed.

 

Author: Sarah-Alice Miles

Love to write and create - these days living in the Netherlands. 'Art allows us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time'.

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