Kurt Bayer

Kurt Bayer is an APNZ reporter based in Christchurch.

CTV engineer to face hearings next month

The six floors of the CTV building 'pancaked' in the February 2011 earthquake. Photo / Sarah Ivey
The six floors of the CTV building 'pancaked' in the February 2011 earthquake. Photo / Sarah Ivey

The structural engineer who designed the ill-fated CTV building which collapse in the February 2011 earthquake, killing 115 people, will face two disciplinary hearings next month.

David Harding faces an inquiry into his work on the six-storey office block's design in the mid-1980s by the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand.

The public hearing will be held in Christchurch on July 14.

A separate hearing conducted by Chartered Professional Engineer will be held the same day.

Mr Harding was employed as a building designer by city firm Alan Reay Consultants.

A Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Canterbury Earthquakes found that Mr Harding, who was inexperienced in building multi-storey structures, had been left largely unsupervised during his work.

The royal commission found the building had serious design and construction flaws, and that Mr Harding had been working "beyond his competence".

- APNZ

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