In response to the Heritage Time Capsule (HTC) Project of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), the New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS) is pleased to contribute our Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Practice Guidelines.

The NZGS, in collaboration with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Engineering New Zealand, developed a series of earthquake geotechnical engineering practice guidelines (in the form of modules) to improve engineering practice and increase the seismic performance of buildings and infrastructure. The guidelines have been prepared, primarily, for the use of practising geotechnical engineers but may be of interest to other engineers and council officials.

The Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Practice Guidelines consist of:

•         Module 1: Overview of the geotechnical guidelines

•         Module 2: Geotechnical investigations for earthquake engineering

•         Module 3: Identification, assessment and mitigation of liquefaction hazards

•         Module 4: Earthquake resistant foundation design

•         Module 5: Ground improvement of soils prone to liquefaction

•         Module 6: Earthquake resistant retaining structure design

These modules can be accessed here.

Leave a Reply

More like this

blog-featured-img

Website feedback

Your website team led by Jordan Moll is investigating a project to upgrade the website. To help inform where the…

blog-featured-img

NZGS Slope Stability Guidance – Draft For Comment

In response to demand from our members, a sub-committee of the New Zealand Geotechnical Society has been developing slope stability…

Placeholder Image Coming

Call for Expressions of Interest – International Society Young Professional Coordinators

Background The New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS) is the affiliated organisation in New Zealand of the International Societies representing practitioners…

blog-featured-img

Notice of AGM – 2023

Not enough permissions to view this content.