A detailed inventory of medium to high-rise buildings in Wellington's central business district

  • Aishwarya Puranam University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Olga Filippova University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5932-5980
  • Jacob Pastor-Paz Victoria University of Wellington, Wellingon, New Zealand
  • Max Stephens University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5616-3701
  • Kenneth J. Elwood University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Najif Ismail Wellington Institute of Technology, Wellington, New Zealand https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1671-529X
  • Ilan Noy Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Eyitayo Opabula University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Abstract

Recent earthquakes in New Zealand not only highlighted the vulnerabilities of the existing building stock but also the need for: (i) a better understanding of the building inventory, and (ii) easy access to information for quicker response after an event. In the case of Wellington, efforts over the years by the City Council and other stakeholders have produced a number of useful datasets about the building inventory. These available datasets when put together are critical in understanding the composition and characteristics of the building inventory in Wellington. This paper describes the available information, and the process to combine the different strands of data possessed by multiple stakeholders into an effective and usable multi-disciplinary building inventory database for Wellington’s CBD. The uses and future directions for this collated database are also discussed.

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Published
2019-12-01
How to Cite
Puranam, A., Filippova, O., Pastor-Paz, J., Stephens, M., Elwood, K. J., Ismail, N., Noy, I., & Opabula, E. (2019). A detailed inventory of medium to high-rise buildings in Wellington’s central business district. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 52(4), 172-192. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.52.4.172-192
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