How to be Prepared for an Earthquake at Work

The next earthquake will hit without warning, and you may be at work. Would you know what to do?  Have you seen your company's Earthquake Emergency Action plan? Wherever you work in New Zealand,Read more

This Month in Seismic - Tax Breaks, AI and Insurance

A monthly summary of the latest in New Zealand's seismic resilience, retrofits and earthquake strengthening news so you can make the best quake protect decisions.Read more

The True Cost of Non-Structural Seismic Risk

“Imagine putting two rugby teams in here and telling them to do as much damage as they can …’  That’s how one client described their work place after the 2011 Canterbury EarthquakeRead more

This Month in Seismic: Engineering a Better New Zealand

Quake Protected ‘This Month In Seismic’ series takes a look at the top non-structural seismic restraints and earthquake strengthening news from the month. Read more

Top tips on preparing for an earthquake

Imagining what it will be like when the next quake hits New Zealand can be daunting but a little preparation will make a big difference to your health and safety. Your  workplace  is a priorityRead more

Shake Out Your Earthquake Safety Plans

With New Zealand's ShakeOut only weeks away, we take a look at why learning to "Drop, Cover, and Hold On"  is such a valuable lesson, and what steps you can take to make your home and workplaceRead more

This Month in Seismic: First fines and future prosecutions

Quake Protected ‘This Month In Seismic’ series takes a look at the top earthquake resilience and preparedness news from the month.Read more

Seismic funding available for heritage buildings to become earthquake prepared

Iconic Wellington landmark The Manor, a building that houses Nelson’s famed Lambretta’s café and a Christchurch substation, is to receive funding for earthquake strengthening, acting MinisterRead more

Becoming earthquake prepared is child's play with Te Papa and EQC's Minecraft Mod "ShakerMod"

Vengeful bunnies and skeleton horses may not be traditional learning tools, but a new mod for the computer game Minecraft is using them to teach important lessons about earthquake safety.Read more

Why earthquake strengthening inside your building is important

In less than 50 seconds a Lower Hutt office is devastated by the shaking of a 7.8 earthquake in Wellington on 14 November, 20016. It is nearly midnight and the office is empty. Thankfully no one isRead more

Lessons learned from BNZ's decision to leave its primary Wellington Office in Central Point Harbour Quay

On March 26th 2018,  the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) exited its lease on the CentrePort Harbour Quays building saying that the quake-damaged premises would take too long to repair. The building,Read more

Quake Protected dismayed at earthquake preparedness survey results

Quake Protected dismayed, but not surprised at seismic restraint survey results that show a lack of earthquake preparedness. New Zealand's largest installers of non-structural seismicRead more
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