Research finds higher wind no issue for Kiwi houses

New research commissioned from WSP by the Building Research Association (BRANZ) has found Aotearoa New Zealand’s light-framed timber building designs are well placed to withstand higher wind speeds due to climate change.  

Studies like this help lay the foundation for understanding how building performance needs to respond to climate change. We’re pleased to have been involved in contributing to the emerging body of knowledge.

Nick Locke - WSP Principal Research Engineer