Probe into safety of quake bracing finds no material safety concerns

A Radio NZ article.

A complaint about the safety of a common earthquake bracing system has been rejected by officials, but has exposed weaknesses in the engineering system.

Investigations have been going on for more than two years into an allegation – from a commercial rival of a manufacturer – that a common type of brace which is used to anchor ceilings in schools, hospitals, and supermarkets was not tested properly, or strong enough.

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