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Damaging Northland storm

By Asif Iqbal 1 June 2015, Build 148, Feature article

BRANZ was on the ground in Northland last year, examining the effects of a storm on buildings. Roofs bore the brunt of the weather, with structures on exposed terrain the most vulnerable.

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Preparing for natural hazards

By Ian Page 1 April 2016, Build 153, Feature article

BRANZ has done a lot of work on the costs and benefits of mitigating common natural hazards in housing. While some options are cost-effective, others hardly justify the expenditure.

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Built to last

By Nick Helm 1 April 2014, Build 141, Feature article

The global weather forecast is daunting, and earthquakes are a regular event. With insurance costs already climbing, we badly need buildings that can stand up to the forces of nature.

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