An excellent article by Chris Barton in the New Zealand Herald. Saturday Dec 17th 2011. It covers a number of issues relating to the failure of Modern buildings (Post 1982). Most of which survived the earthquakes but are uneconomic to repair. He also makes an interesting observation about the Commissioners of the Royal Commission. That they lack independence, as two of the 3 Commissioner’s are from the “industry under examination”. This is a frightening comment that does appear to have some foundation. I hope that they can rise above this, but….? His comment that the engineering profession is getting an easy ride, is disturbing, and in line with our thinking.
Have a read. One comment I would make is: Funny how the CHCH Press has not come to the same conclusion, or done the same analysis as Chris Barton.