TwentyTwo Independent Property Advisers recently published an article on ‘Unravelling Seismic Issues for the Workplace’, capturing the key points to consider before signing a new lease.
Brian Jones, Hampton Jones’ Managing Director and Chartered Building Surveyor lends his knowledge and expertise. Brian recommends looking at the type of report used to assess the buildings seismic rating:
“If it’s an IEP report (Initial Evaluation Procedure), take the rating with a pinch of salt and have it checked. If it’s a DSA (Detailed Seismic Assessment), check if it is was prepared pre or post November 2018. The Kaikoura and Wellington earthquakes have led to a number of guideline changes in response to learnings made after each event.”
A clear understanding of seismic issues is the foundation for risk mitigation decision-making and a key step in risk management when finding, securing and fitting out a new building.
Read the article here: https://lnkd.in/fYHYG9V