We’ve compiled some resources to help you respond to recent severe weather events. You can learn more about the work being done to support the emergency response and find additional resources on MBIE’s ‘North Island Severe Weather Events 2023’ website.
Flood Damaged Buildings
This MBIE guidance covers steps to take after the flood, through to repairs and minimising future damage.
Damage to wall linings caused by flooding
This guidance provides information on identifying plasterboard wall linings that have been damaged by flooding, and what needs to be done to remove and replace these.
Building Consent Exemptions
This quick guide provides information on what building work may not require a building consent when repairing damage caused by the severe weather events.
Slope Stability Quick Guide
This document provides direction on remediating damage related to slope and ground stability.
Contractual guidance due to severe weather and flooding events
The Construction Sector Accord has put together contractual guidance for those have been impacted by the recent weather events.
Managing Buildings in an Emergency
Read about the Building Management in Emergencies (BMIE) framework.
Managing Buildings in an Emergency – further info
Further information for territorial authorities and decision-makers regarding managing buildings in an emergency.
Rapid Building Assessor Programme
The Rapid Building Assessor programme ensures that Aotearoa New Zealand has enough experts ready to complete rapid building assessments when there has been damage to buildings as a result of an emergency event.
Building Assessment Information
Building owners have a responsibility to ensure their buildings remain structurally sound following an event, and must allow authorised officials to carry out their assessment.
Risk Guide to Working on Flood-Damaged Property
Together with Construction Sector Accord, Mates in Construction and industry, CHASNZ has written this simple high-level guide to assist those businesses involved in remediating flood-damaged buildings and property.
Extreme Weather Information for Businesses
Business.govt.nz has information available for businesses to help with things like looking after your employees, safely operating, and building and landlord responsibility.
Flooding: Lessons Learnt
(Cushman & Wakefield)
Cushman & Wakefield reviewed some of the resolution needs sought by customers during the recent floods and have put together this document “to advise methodology and best practices when dealing with pre and post-flooding within affected property”.
Keeping Safe During Flooding
Advice from WorkSafe on keeping safe during flooding emergency and recovery.
Working with Silt after Cylcone Gabrielle
Advice from WorkSafe on working with silt and contaminated soil.
How Climate Change Impacts a Building’s Performance
A paper by Lance Jimmieson from Jacksons Engineering written for facilities management and property professionals.