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The designers of Christchurch's CTV building have been blamed for its collapse by counsel assisting the royal commission.
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6/09/2012 12:59:33 a.m.
Stop blaming "designers" wrote:
Who wrote the article and headline? Architects and structural engineers planned the building, not "designers".
Please be more specific and avoid sloppy journalism.
5/09/2012 9:33:58 p.m.
Interesting conclusions but not quite hitting the mark and unhelpful for those seeking justice and compensation!
There are arguably three parties here that should share the responsibility of these deaths!
Firstly the ChCh City Counci.
ChCh City Council had not one but two (and potentially three) opportunities to prevent these deaths!
Opportunity one was ChCh City Council chose and hired the building designer presumably from a number of designers who expressed an interest in designing the building.
Opportunity two was ChCh City Council knew the provisions of the relevant safety code and had the power to enforce that code but failed to enforce it.
Opportunity three was ChCh City Council probably chose the engineer and in any case accepted the assessment of an engineer regarding the safety of the building post-quake.
Secondary to the ChCh City Council being responsible are the engineer(s) who purported to be competent in designing the building safely.
Thirdly are the engineer(s) who purported to be competent to assess the buildings safety post quake!
Lets get down to the facts and hold those who really accountable to account!
ChCh City Council and professional engineers will hold insurance to cover themselves against this sort of negligence - if we aren't going to prosecute these parties and throw them into jail lets at least identify them so they have to pay some compensation to the relatives of the dead and retain some credence as a just country!
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