Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Te Komihana Rūwhenua o Waitaha Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission – Te Komihana Rūwhenua o Waitaha

Those who lost relatives and friends in the 22 February earthquake can be assured that there will be a very thorough inquiry into the failure of buildings that resulted in loss of life.
Chair, Justice Mark Cooper

Volume 7: Roles and Responsibilities

Cover image for Volume 7 Roles and Responsibilities

Download a PDF version of Volume 6 in five parts or follow the links below for .docx versions of this document, by section.

Download a PDF version of Volume 7 - whole document (2.7 MB)

Volume 7 - Word (.docx) versions

  • Section 1 - Section 2 (.docx) 5MB
    Section 1: Introduction
    Section 2: Building management after earthquakes
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 New Zealand’s civil defence and emergency management framework
    2.3 The building safety evaluation process
    2.4 The development and maintenance of the building safety evaluation process
    2.5 Delivery of the building safety evaluation process
    2.6 Transition from the civil defence response to the recovery phase governed by
    territorial authorities
  • Section 3 - Section 5 (and Appendices) (.docx) 3.9MB

    Section 3: Roles and Responsibilities
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Current building control framework
    3.3 Quality assurance
    3.4 Leadership
    3.5 Clarity about roles and responsibilities
    Section 4: Training and education of civil engineers and organisation of the civil
    engineering profession
    4.1 Introduction and overview
    4.2 Legislative framework
    4.3 The engineering profession
    4.4 Education and training of engineers
    4.5 Current ethical rules
    4.6 Professional and learned societies in civil engineering
    Section 5: Canterbury Regional Council and Christchurch City Council –
    management of earthquake risk
    5.1 Approach under the Terms of Reference
    5.2 Introduction
    5.3 The Resource Management Act 1991
    5.4 Regional and district planning
    5.5 Technical information
    5.6 Earthquake risk management
    5.7 Zoning
    5.8 Subdivision consents
    5.9 Geotechnical investigations and consenting requirements
    5.10 Future measures
    5.11 Conclusions
    Appendix 1: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Guidelines
    Appendix 2: The Christchurch City Council placards
    Appendix 3: The CPEng Certification Form
    Appendix 4: Section 124 notice
    Appendix 5: Design features report example