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Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Reports

Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Reports

Friday, 7 December 2012 12:03 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Earthquakes Royal Commission Vol 4 released

Earthquakes Royal Commission Vol 4 released

Friday, 7 December 2012 11:38 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Christopher Finlayson | Attorney-General

Technical Reports - Peer Review - Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels

Technical Reports - Peer Review - Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:03 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission received the following advice from Professor Ralph Archuleta of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The paper reviews the technical report by GNS Science.

Technical Reports - Base Isolation and Damage-Resistant Technologies for Improved Seismic Performance of Buildings

Technical Reports - Base Isolation and Damage-Resistant Technologies for Improved Seismic Performance of Buildings

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:54 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission sought the advice of Professor Andrew Buchanan, Holcim Adjunct Professor Des Bull, Associate Professor Rajesh Dhakal, Associate Professor Greg MacRae, Dr Alessandro Palermo and Associate Professor Stefano Pampanin from the University of Canterbury on new technologies to improve seismic performance of buildings.

Technical Report - Stairs and Access Ramps Between Floors in Multi-storey Buildings

Technical Report - Stairs and Access Ramps Between Floors in Multi-storey Buildings

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:48 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

This report, which was written by Des Bull of Holmes Consulting Group, indicates that in light of the damage sustained to stairs and access ramps in the Christchurch earthquakes a review was needed into the way these items are designed.  It is clear that inadequate allowance has been made in the past for the relative movement that occurs between floors in a major earthquake. 

Technical Report - Structural Design For Earthquake Resistance Past, Present and Future

Technical Report - Structural Design For Earthquake Resistance Past, Present and Future

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:46 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission received a report written by Associate Professor Rajesh Dhakal of the University of Canterbury. The report, which was offered to the Commission, provided an indepth discussion of the way in which the current approach to seismic design has developed, and how this may change in the future.

Royal Commission reconfirms CTV hearing complete

Royal Commission reconfirms CTV hearing complete

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 8:53 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission’s terms of reference requires it to inquire into the performance of buildings in the Canterbury earthquakes including why the CTV building failed.

Media release - Technical reports being prepared

Media release - Technical reports being prepared

Monday, 6 August 2012 2:32 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission has commissioned a raft of reports from New Zealand and international technical experts to help its inquiry into building failure caused by the Canterbury earthquakes.

Media release - Technical reports being prepared

Media release - Technical reports being prepared

Monday, 6 August 2012 2:32 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission has commissioned a raft of reports from New Zealand and international technical experts to help its inquiry into building failure caused by the Canterbury earthquakes.

Technical Reports - Department of Building and Housing

Technical Reports - Department of Building and Housing

Monday, 6 August 2012 1:43 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The require the Commission to receive and take into account the results of a technical investigation conducted by the Department of Building and Housing (DBH) into the failure of the CTV, PGC, Forsyth Barr and Hotel Grand Chancellor buildings.

Technical Reports - Heritage Earthquake Prone Building Strengthening Cost Study

Technical Reports - Heritage Earthquake Prone Building Strengthening Cost Study

Monday, 6 August 2012 1:39 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

This report was prepared by Christchurch City Council in 2009. It contains information about the cost of strengthening earthquake-prone buildings and was prepared by John Hare of Holmes Consulting Group.

CTV Royal Commission Live Feed and Timetable

CTV Royal Commission Live Feed and Timetable

Monday, 25 June 2012 12:39 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Supplying Documents to the Commission

Supplying Documents to the Commission

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 9:45 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

About the Royal Commission

About the Royal Commission

Tuesday, 1 November 2011 3:32 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

 

Technical Reports - Foundations on Deep Alluvial Soils

Technical Reports - Foundations on Deep Alluvial Soils

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 4:06 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

This report prepared by Associate Professor Misko Cubrinovski of the University of Canterbury and Ian McCahon of Geotech Consulting Ltd discusses the nature of the soils in the Christchurch CBD, and their susceptibility to liquefaction. 

Technical Report - The Performance of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings in the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Swarm

Technical Report - The Performance of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings in the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Swarm

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 3:30 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission sought the advice of Associate Professor Jason Ingham from Auckland University and Professor Michael Griffith from Adelaide University on the Performance of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings in the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Swarm. Unreinforced masonry is defined as a construction of clay brick, concrete blocks or natural stone units bound together using lime or cement mortar, without any reinforcing elements such as steel reinforcing bars.

Technical Reports - Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and implications for Seismic Design Levels

Technical Reports - Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and implications for Seismic Design Levels

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 3:54 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

This research material and advice from GNS Science provides a detailed account of the characteristics and severity of the recent Canterbury earthquakes and the implications of these events for Christchurch and other centres in New Zealand. 

Media Advisory - Quake Commission Releases First Technical Report

Media Advisory - Quake Commission Releases First Technical Report

Thursday, 13 October 2011 3:48 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission in Christchurch has released its first technical report.

Media Advisory - Four DBH Technical Investigation Reports Received by Quakes Royal Commission

Media Advisory - Four DBH Technical Investigation Reports Received by Quakes Royal Commission

Thursday, 13 October 2011 3:48 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

Today the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission has received from the Department of Building and Housing three consultants’ reports containing the results of the into the PGC, Forsyth Barr and Hotel Grand Chancellor buildings.

Media Release - Quakes Royal Commission Hearings Start 17 October

Media Release - Quakes Royal Commission Hearings Start 17 October

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 12:24 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission will begin hearings on 17 October 2011 at St Teresa Church Hall on the corner of Riccarton Road and Puriri Street in Christchurch.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011 12:24 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission has engaged leading New Zealand and international technical experts to produce technical reports as part of its inquiry into building failure caused by the Canterbury earthquakes. The Commission is also sourcing and reviewing technical reports produced by other organisations.

Media Statement - Canterbury Artist to Exhibit at Earthquakes Royal Commission

Media Statement - Canterbury Artist to Exhibit at Earthquakes Royal Commission

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 12:24 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

5 October 2011

Media Statement - New Technologies Hearing Scheduled by Quakes Royal Commission

Media Statement - New Technologies Hearing Scheduled by Quakes Royal Commission

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 12:24 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

In the week commencing 7 February 2012 the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission will conduct a public hearing about new building technologies which improve the seismic performance of buildings.

Media Advisory - Interim Report to be handed over to Government

Media Advisory - Interim Report to be handed over to Government

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 12:24 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

5 October 2011

Hearing Other Buildings Whose Failure Resulted in Loss of Life

Hearing Other Buildings Whose Failure Resulted in Loss of Life

Monday, 10 October 2011 12:15 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission's investigation into other building failures that caused loss of life is ongoing. We intend to conduct hearings into some of those failures in the weeks commencing 12 December 2011, and 23 and 30 January 2012. The buildings to be considered in each of those weeks, and any procedural requirements that may apply, will be advised when the Commission's investigation into these building failures is sufficiently advanced.

Hearing CTV Building March 2012

Hearing CTV Building March 2012

Monday, 10 October 2011 12:14 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

There is still uncertainty about the timing of the hearing concerning the CTV building, because the Department of Building and Housing's technical investigation has not yet been completed. On the assumption that the report is available in 2011, the Commission has made a provisional decision to conduct that hearing in March 2012. When the hearing date is confirmed, we will also advise when submissions must be received.

Hearing Forsyth Barr and Hotel Grand Chancellor

Hearing Forsyth Barr and Hotel Grand Chancellor

Monday, 10 October 2011 12:10 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission will conduct a public hearing in the week of 5 December 2011 in which we will consider all issues relevant to the failure of the Forsyth Barr and Hotel grand Chancellor buildings in the earthquake of 22 February 2011. The Commission will deal first with the Forsyth Barr building and second with the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Hearing Seismicity Beginning 17 October 2011

Hearing Seismicity Beginning 17 October 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011 12:09 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission will conduct a public hearing in the week beginning 17 October 2011 in which it will consider evidence and submissions on:

Hearing PGC Building Beginning 28 November 2011

Hearing PGC Building Beginning 28 November 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011 12:08 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

 

Media Statement - Canterbury Artist to Exhibit at Earthquakes Royal Commission

Media Statement - Canterbury Artist to Exhibit at Earthquakes Royal Commission

Wednesday, 5 October 2011 4:38 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

5 October 2011

Media Advisory - Interim Report to be handed over to Government

Media Advisory - Interim Report to be handed over to Government

Wednesday, 5 October 2011 2:52 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

5 October 2011

Media Advisory Media Arrangements at Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Hearings

Media Advisory Media Arrangements at Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Hearings

Friday, 30 September 2011 3:41 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

As part of its ongoing inquiry, the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission will periodically hold hearings on that arise under the , starting at 1 pm on Monday 17 October 2011. Hearings will be held at St Teresa’s Church Hall on the corner of Puriri Street and Riccarton Road in Riccarton, Christchurch.

Technical Reports - Department of Building and Housing

Technical Reports - Department of Building and Housing

Friday, 30 September 2011 3:02 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

Media Release - Royal Commission Hearings to be Held at Church Hall

Media Release - Royal Commission Hearings to be Held at Church Hall

Monday, 26 September 2011 9:44 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

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Media Release - Quakes Royal Commission Releases Unreinforced Masonry Report

Media Release - Quakes Royal Commission Releases Unreinforced Masonry Report

Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:39 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

A technical report prepared for the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission in Christchurch about the performance of unreinforced masonry buildings contains recommendations of significance to the whole country.

Hearings Schedule

Hearings Schedule

Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:38 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

Hearing Beginning 7 November 2011

Hearing Beginning 7 November 2011

Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:37 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission will conduct a public hearing in the weeks of 7 and 14 November 2011 in which it will consider evidence and submissions on:

The legal requirements for buildings that are “earthquake prone” under section 122 of the Building Act  2004, including:

The requirements for existing buildings that are not “earthquake prone” but do not meet current legal and best practice requirements for the design, constructi ...

Technical Report - Structural Design For Earthquake Resistance: Past, Present and Future

Technical Report - Structural Design For Earthquake Resistance: Past, Present and Future

Thursday, 1 September 2011 11:36 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission has received a report written by Associate Professor Rajesh Dhakal of the University of Canterbury. The report, which was offered to the Commission, provides an indepth discussion of the way in which the current approach to seismic design has developed, and how this may change in the future.

Technical Report - Stairs and Access Ramps Between Floors in Multi-storey Buildings

Technical Report - Stairs and Access Ramps Between Floors in Multi-storey Buildings

Thursday, 1 September 2011 11:06 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

This report, which was written by Des Bull of Holmes Consulting Group, indicates that in the light of the damage sustained to stairs and access ramps in the Christchurch earthquakes a review is need of the way in which these items are designed.  It is clear that inadequate allowance has been made in the past for the relative movement that occurs between floors in a major earthquake.  This report should be of interest to practicing structural engineers.

Technical Report - Preliminary Observations from Christchurch Earthquakes

Technical Report - Preliminary Observations from Christchurch Earthquakes

Thursday, 1 September 2011 10:52 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

John Hare, in consultation with other structural engineers, has put together a list of observations made on the performance of buildings in the Christchurch earthquakes.  The list includes suggestions for factors which should be considered for amendment in design codes/standards, together with a number of aspects which require research and structural testing to be carried out to enable engineers to understand why the behaviour of structural elements in the buildings differed from that obser ...

Terms of reference

Terms of reference

Thursday, 1 September 2011 10:15 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

These Terms of Reference may be downloaded below in either a Microsoft Word (DOC) or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version or view HTML version of text below:

Media Statement - Quakes Royal Commission Releases Soils Report

Media Statement - Quakes Royal Commission Releases Soils Report

Thursday, 1 September 2011 9:40 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

1 September 2011

DBH Technical Investigation

DBH Technical Investigation

Thursday, 1 September 2011 9:39 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

On 16 March 2011 the Minister for Building and Construction the Hon. Maurice Williamson announced the Department of Building and Housing would undertake a technical investigation into the performance of key buildings in Christchurch.

Technical Reports - Foundations on Deep Alluvial Soils

Technical Reports - Foundations on Deep Alluvial Soils

Thursday, 1 September 2011 9:28 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

This report prepared by Associate Professor Misko Cubrinovski of the University of Canterbury and Ian McCahon of Geotech Consulting Ltd discusses the nature of the soils in the Christchurch CBD, and their susceptibility to liquefaction. 

Hearings

Hearings

Monday, 29 August 2011 6:44 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission will hold public hearings on that arise under our .

About Counsel Assisting

About Counsel Assisting

Monday, 29 August 2011 1:53 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

His principal areas of practice are:

Submissions

Submissions

Friday, 26 August 2011 7:58 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

Please email submissions to or post to PO Box 14053, Christchurch Mail Centre 8544.

Media releases and media contacts

Media releases and media contacts

Thursday, 25 August 2011 4:49 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

 

Media Release - Quakes Royal Commission Hearings Start 17 October

Media Release - Quakes Royal Commission Hearings Start 17 October

Thursday, 25 August 2011 4:46 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

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