Contains information bulletins that cover the technical requirements needed to assess, repair and/or rebuild residential and commercial buildings. If you require any further information or assistance contact the GIB® Technical Helpline on 0800 100 442.
Post Earthquake Performance of Sheet Bracing & Systems
A technical report from Dr Richard Hunt which using results from extensive testing determines the extent of loss of stiffness and strength to a sheet bracing element that has been subjected to an earthquake event
The Performance of Houses and Gypsum Plasterboard
This paper considers these two main events and looks back at the performance of houses and gypsum plasterboard linings.
Repairing Lath and Plaster Walls and Ceilings
An information bulletin that provides general guidelines for assessing and carrying out remedial work to lathe and plaster walls and ceilings
Bracing Light Timber Framed Buildings
A bulletin which discusses different options for bracing light timber framed buildings
Assessing Water Damage
BRANZ Bulletin 548 – Repairing Plasterboard after an Earthquake
This bulletin provides guidelines for repairing plasterboard-lined walls to reinstate strength and stiffness
BRANZ Bulletin 551 – Learning’s from the Canterbury Earthquakes
This bulletin gives an overview of the learning’s that came from the examination of damaged buildings
Gypsum Plasterboard Lined Partitions in Commercial Construction Update
This bulletin provides guidelines to limit damage to gypsum plasterboard linings when buildings are exposed to high winds and earthquakes.