Structural and geotechnical requirements
This page outlines the structural and geotechnical requirements for schools.
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- About the structural and geotechnical requirements
- Download the requirements
- Earthquake resilience of school buildings
- Feedback and future amendments
- More information
This document is primarily aimed at structural and geotechnical engineers, but it is also important that those who lead and coordinate school design work are familiar with the scope and purpose of this document. This includes architects, project managers, school boards and Ministry property personnel.
Complying with the structural and geotechnical requirements is mandatory.
The latest version of the document came into effect on all projects that commenced after 1 November 2020.
Ensure you are using the latest version of the document by downloading the document directly from the link below. For a brief overview of the document and key requirements, refer to the summary sheet.
Access reports, research and templates that support schools to ensure their buildings are earthquake resilient.
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If anything in this document requires clarification or if you would like to provide feedback, email us at School.Design@education.govt.nz.
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