From Building networks
There’s a lot of publicity today about the Royal Commission’s Report into the CTV building. While the media have focused on the bad news there is some good news in the report. Sure there are some recommendations for improvement with the hope of preventing such a tragedy again and some of it relates to training. But let’s take a moment to focus on a good news segment from the report:
“We consider that, overall, New Zealand was very well served by the engineers, building control officials and others who volunteered in the building safety evaluation process carried out after the Canterbury earthquakes.”
So well done chaps:) and chapesses…. I realise that you were under immense stress and time pressure, and dealing with an emotional rollercoaster ride from the public. Most of you had never had to use the building evaluation system before in practice let alone under this kind of stress… while the ground was still shaking!
The unspoken truth in the Royal Commission’s Report is that some people involved in this process did an AWESOME job:)
Part Three (Volumes 5, 6 and 7) of the final report was released by the Government on 10 December 2012. If you want a copy to see what it said follow this LINK
Come to our Building Compliance Conference and hear first hand what the Royal Commission report findings may mean for you, what your are liable for and how to protect yourself.
Heather Ash, Partner, and Ann Maddox, Senior Associate, Simpson Grierson will present a session on the Royal Commission’s Report.