By Phil Pennington for Radio NZ.
Fewer than 34 multi-storey New Zealand buildings have fully complied with earthquake restraints standards since they were introduced in 1983, including in the Christchurch rebuild, says Restraints specialist Terry Johnson, of Masterton.
Johnson consulted on the Christchurch justice precinct project and said as far as he knew only two of the buildings in the whole rebuild were up to the NZS4219 restraints standard.
Typically, such damage accounts for up 70 percent of the cost of repairs after a quake.
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