The following documents are relevant to the seismic strengthening debate. If you have a document that you think EBSS may like to share then please email it to

Don't mention the law (Fevruary 2017)

Opera House Presentation (November 2015)

Hawke's Bay Opera House Report (September 2015)

EBSS reponse to Select Committee's interim report (July 2015)

The Minister's new clothes (May 2015, EBSS' response Minister's announcement)

The NZSEE’s % NBS risk measurement framework: Why it doesn’t work (May 2015, TailRisk Economics)

A Dummies Guide to Seismic Strengthening (April 2015, TailRisk Economics)

Flaw in the Score (December 2014, TailRisk Economics)

Error Prone Bureaucracy (April 2014, TailRisk Economics submission Select Committee)

Submission to MBIE Consultation (2013, TailRisk Economics)

Forthcoming papers:

Why all residential properties should be exempt from earthquake strengthening requirements (EBSS)

Building pounding: is it a life safety issue? (EBSS)