Geotechnical online learning courses launch

Posted: 29 January 2019

Three new courses for geoprofessionals have been released on the Building Performance online learning site. All courses are based on the geotechnical guidance created by MBIE and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society.

The courses are:

  • Earthquake resistant foundation design
    This course is based on Module 4: Earthquake resistant foundation design.
  • Liquefaction – mitigating hazards
    This course is based on Module 3: Identification, assessment and mitigation of liquefaction hazards.
  • Rockfall – passive protection structures
    This course is based on Rockfall: Design considerations for passive protection structures.

These courses take about 30 minutes each to complete. Once you have completed a course, a Record of Learning can be printed off and used in your professional development portfolio.

To find these courses visit

How to log in

  • You will need to log in using your RealMe account and register your details the first time you do a course.
  • If you don’t have a RealMe account, select Login to create a username and password.

The modules these courses are based on and more technical guidance can be found in the geotechnical guidance section.

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