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 will be able to refer to these reports when making
Inquiry into Legal and Best-Practice Requirements
System of Building
This briefing material from the Department of Building and Housing outlines
the general system of building controls prior to 1991 but not how the system
was applied locally by Christchurch City Council. The report also covers the
current building regulatory system.