'Notching of bearer' repair method

What are the structural implications? Is it authourized by MBIE? Will EQC stand by its repair methodology should another event occur? If this is an allowed repair method what are the exact allowed parameters?

Asked: 13 March 2014

Category: Foundations, Repairs

Answers

EQC

9 May 2014

EQC advises:

EQC follows MBIE guidelines http://www.dbh.govt.nz/UserFiles/File/Publications/Building/Guidance-information/pdf/guide-canterbury-earthquake-revised.pdf

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Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

21 May 2014

Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment advises:

Notching of bearers is authorised by MBIE provided the work is done according to the methodology specified. Please see more information on the Clarification and Updates to the Guidance section on the MBIE Building and Housing information website.

http://www.dbh.govt.nz/guidance-on-repairs-after-quake-issue-05#question43

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