New Zealand Building Industry Regulation and Compliance Conference

Practical implications and legal insight for the building and construction industries

19 - 20 Mar 2018Crowne Plaza, Auckland
Event Details
separately bookable workshop
Implementing the Earthquake Prone Buildings Amendment Act 2016
21 March 2018 | 9.00am - 12.30pm
With high seismic activities resulting in devastating quakes there has been major damages to the building and construction industries. This has had significant impact especially in the approach one should take when passing building consents. 
• The main changes in the new legislation: understanding the key differences.
• Highlighting the implications of building and constructing in restricted zones and what key parties should be aware of. 
• How does the Earthquake Prone Buildings Amendment Act 2016 address building consents? 
• How has the data collected from the past earthquakes shaped the changes in the new Amendment Act?
• A look at the learning outcomes from the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes – the things that went wrong and what improvisations can be made to mitigate the risks for the future.

Stephen Quinn


DLA Piper

Stephen Quinn is a partner at DLA Piper, and has been with the firm since 1993. He is a commercial litigator, with particular expertise in local government, government, building and resource management work. In particular, he advises local authorities such as Wellington City, Auckland, Hutt and Upper Hutt Building Act matters and appears on determinations, enforcement matters, civil claims and appeals on building litigation.

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