Webinars on Geotechnical Engineering Practice Modules
The revised Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Practice modules (MBIE/ NZGS, 2021) have been issued under section 175 guidance of the Building Act (2004) and summarise current best practice in earthquake geotechnical engineering with a focus on New Zealand conditions, regulatory framework, and practice. Module 1 provides an overview of the module series and seismic hazard values for geotechnical design. Version 1 of Module 1 includes significant interim changes to the PGA and Earthquake Magnitude values for geotechnical design in some areas of New Zealand, while the National Seismic Hazard Model is under review. Since the issue of the revised Modules, NZGS received several questions and comments, especially related to Version 1 of Module 1. Therefore, NZGS and the Module 1 authors will run a live webinar on Module 1, Version 1 on 7 July 2022 to assist with its application. The webinar will include:
- Overview of the Module by Prof. Misko Cubrinovski, University of Canterbury.
- Overview of how the NZSEE, SESOC and NZGS advisory “Designing for Uncertainty – Interim Seismic Hazard Guidance” expected to be issued in June 2022, relates to Module 1 Version 1 by Stuart Palmer, Tonkin & Taylor Ltd.
- Live Q&A session with input from NZGS members to lead authors.