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Reay Hearing: Committee Adjourns, Templer Hopes For “closure”

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 12:14 pm | Engineering NZ

An Engineering New Zealand Disciplinary Committee has adjourned to determine its findings in the complaint against Dr Alan Reay. Dr Reay’s employee designed the CTV Building that collapsed in the Christchurch Earthquake and tragically resulted ... More >>

Structural Engineering Quality Concerns “Systemic”

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 12:07 pm | Engineering NZ

Engineering New Zealand Te Ao Rangahau has today released a report that says quality in structural engineering designs has, at times, been compromised due to insufficient checks in the building system. Chief Executive Dr Richard Templer says, “New Zealand ... More >>

Sprinklers Save Lives

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 2:29 pm | Engineering NZ

The fire protection community would like to clarify our position with regards to loss of life in sprinkler protected buildings and international experience with fire sprinkler systems. There has been some commentary in the media that fire sprinkler ... More >>

Disciplinary Committee To Hear CTV Complaint

Friday, 10 March 2023, 6:33 pm | Engineering NZ

An Engineering New Zealand Disciplinary Committee has set the date to hear the complaint against Dr Alan Reay. The hearing is scheduled for 21-22 August, in Christchurch. Dr Reay’s company designed the CTV Building, which collapsed in the Christchurch ... More >>

Christchurch Engineer Dr Wu “acted Incompetently”

Thursday, 10 November 2022, 2:08 pm | Engineering NZ

Christchurch engineer Dr Zheng (William) Wu has been censured and fined by an Engineering New Zealand disciplinary committee for performing engineering services in an incompetent manner and breaching the Code of Ethical Conduct by not disclosing his conflict of ... More >>

MBIE Seismic Risk Guidance For Buildings Welcomed

Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 2:49 pm | Engineering NZ

Engineering New Zealand Te Ao Rangahau welcomes the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s new Seismic Risk Guidance for Buildings . The guidance comes on the back of a number of high-profile buildings that have recently received seismic ... More >>

Christchurch Engineer Censured

Friday, 1 July 2022, 3:06 pm | Engineering NZ

A Disciplinary Committee has censured a Christchurch engineer for undertaking engineering activities outside of his area of competence and failing to do so in a careful and competent manner. The engineer was engaged by his client to help settle a dispute ... More >>

Engineer Undercuts Health And Safety Obligations

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 9:07 am | Engineering NZ

Taranaki engineer Andrew Fraser has been censured and reprimanded by a Disciplinary Committee for failing to take adequate steps to ensure health and safety when his client, a developer, made a boundary cut, endangering a neighbouring property. In ... More >>

Young Auckland Engineers’ Ingenuity Recognised

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 3:28 pm | Engineering NZ

"Two outstanding young engineers have recently been recognised by Engineering New Zealand’s Auckland Branch’s GT Murray Award for the best student member presentation on an engineering research or design project. Sabrina Naseem, from Auckland University ... More >>

Engineer Found To Have Breached Building Consent Process

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 12:28 pm | Engineering NZ

A Disciplinary Committee has upheld a complaint raised by Tasman District Council about Steven King-Turner, Chartered Professional Engineer and Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand. Mr King-Turner issued a producer statement 4 for construction ... More >>

Former Heavy Vehicle Engineer Found To Have Acted Negligently

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 11:56 am | Engineering NZ

Former Chartered Professional Engineer Peter Wastney has been censured and fined for designing and certifying a towing connection that was not fit for purpose. In August 2017, a failed towing connection resulted in a trailer separating from a truck ... More >>

Whanganui Engineer Censured And Fined For Geotechnical Work

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 11:16 am | Engineering NZ

Whanganui engineer David Mulholland worked outside his competence when designing retaining walls on three landslip-prone sites, an Engineering New Zealand Disciplinary Committee has found. Mr Mulholland has been censured and ordered to pay a total of ... More >>

Industry Leader Urges Young Females To Choose A Career In Engineering

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 11:00 am | Engineering NZ

This International Women in Engineering Day (June 23), Sina Cotter-Tait , a Christchurch-based engineer and board member for Engineering NZ, is calling for more young women to consider engineering as a career. The purpose of this year’s celebration is to ... More >>

Engineers Welcome Level 3 Construction Protocols

Friday, 17 April 2020, 9:38 am | Engineering NZ

Clear protocols for restarting construction work at level 3 have been welcomed by Engineering New Zealand. Chief Executive Susan Freeman-Greene says the protocols allow engineers to plan for how work can safely restart under level 3, which is critical ... More >>

Engineering New Zealand welcomes Court of Appeal decision

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:07 pm | Engineering NZ

Chief Executive Susan Freeman-Greene says Engineering New Zealand will be continuing its complaints process against Alan Reay, now that the Court of Appeal has declined Dr Reay’s appeal. More >>

Engineering NZ upholds complaint

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 3:11 pm | Engineering NZ

Christchurch engineer Pavol Csiba has been ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling $9000 and undertake professional development. More >>

Get involved with the Week of Engineering!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 2:49 pm | Engineering NZ

Tomorrow’s engineers will have jobs that don’t even exist today. The Week of Engineering is an annual event that will inspire young minds to think about those future possibilities. From 13-18 August, Engineering New Zealand will be hosting ... More >>




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