About us

EBSS was formedĀ in 2014 by New Zealanders who were concerned about the irrationality of the current and proposed seismic strengthening policies.

EBSS is an incorporated society established to

  • Improve the quality of the debate on seismic strengthening policies
  • Lobby central and local governments to implement evidence based seismic strengthening policies
  • Provide information to building owners who are adversely affected by the implementation of the current seismic strengthening policies
  • Provide assistance to building owners who may have received poor advice from engineers on seismic strengthening matters