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Technical Reports

Technical Reports

Thursday, 25 August 2011 4:20 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.

All these reports will be published on this website. This will make the contents contestable in the Commission’s hearings. People who have lodged an Expression of Interest ...

Technical Reports System of Building Controls

Technical Reports System of Building Controls

Thursday, 25 August 2011 1:20 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

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Technical Reports Inelastic Response Spectra for the Christchurch earthquake records

Technical Reports Inelastic Response Spectra for the Christchurch earthquake records

Thursday, 25 August 2011 12:24 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

This report by Professor Emeritus Athol Carr, Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury  is intended to assist structural engineers in the task of interpreting the observed performance of buildings in the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. 

Approach

Approach

Thursday, 25 August 2011 11:57 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

Reporting requirements

Reporting requirements

Thursday, 25 August 2011 10:28 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The final report will be delivered by 11 April 2012.

How the Commission will work

How the Commission will work

Thursday, 25 August 2011 10:23 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

We have also identified a list of .

Notice of issues

Notice of issues

Thursday, 25 August 2011 10:21 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

Six principal issues arise under Commission’s . Public Expressions of Interest have been sought from parties interested in these issues. We have also commissioned on a number of them. These reports will be independently peer reviewed by eminent experts in the relevant fields and then published on this website as they become available. 

The adequacy of the current legal and best-practice requirements for the design, c ...

Useful links

Useful links

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 1:35 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The following websites contain useful information about the Canterbury earthquakes.

Please note the Commission is independent from government and all other organisations.

About the Commissioners

About the Commissioners

Monday, 22 August 2011 5:21 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

Justice Mark Cooper studied law at the University of Auckland, graduating LLB (Hons), MJur (Dist) and winning the Fowlds prize in law in 1979.

He commenced practice with the firm Butler White & Hanna, which later merged into Simpson Grierson, and was principal legal advisor for the Auckland City, North Shore City and Rodney District Councils, advising on a wide range of laws affecting local government, including resource management, rates and valuati ...

About the Terms of Reference

About the Terms of Reference

Monday, 22 August 2011 4:19 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

We are not investigating:

Canterbury earthquake building failure

Canterbury earthquake building failure

Monday, 22 August 2011 4:13 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

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Bereaved Families

Bereaved Families

Monday, 22 August 2011 4:10 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular


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Background

Background

Monday, 22 August 2011 4:04 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

What is a Royal Commission

What is a Royal Commission

Thursday, 18 August 2011 4:34 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

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Help the inquiry

Help the inquiry

Thursday, 18 August 2011 1:30 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission has already requested and obtained significant amounts of information from a wide range of organisations and individuals, using the power of the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908.

However to ensure that the Commission has all relevant information on the CTV, PGC, Forsyth Barr and Hotel Grand Chancellor buildings or any other building which failed in the 22 February 2011 earthquake causing loss of life, it would assist the Commission with the inquiry if ...

Media Release - Earthquakes Royal Commission Engages Further Experts

Media Release - Earthquakes Royal Commission Engages Further Experts

Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:19 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission in Christchurch has engaged further technical experts to assist its inquiry into building failure caused by the Canterbury earthquakes.

In July the Commission advised it had commissioned a raft of reports from New Zealand and international technical experts. In the last month the Commission has engaged the services of additional experts.

Associate Professor Jason Ingham from the Department of Civi ...

Media Advisory - Quake Commission Releases First Technical Report

Media Advisory - Quake Commission Releases First Technical Report

Thursday, 18 August 2011 10:45 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

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

Briefing material prepared by the Department of Building and Housing has been published on the technical papers section of the Commission’s website. The material summarises the general system of building controls prior to 1991 but not how the system was applied locally by Christchurch City Council. The Commission has requested that information from the Council ...

Contacting the Commission

Contacting the Commission

Friday, 12 August 2011 5:09 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

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System of Building Controls

System of Building Controls

Friday, 12 August 2011 4:51 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

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