CTV building engineer to appeal ruling that cleared the way for him to be investigated by his professional body

Lawyers for Alan Reay, the engineer whose firm designed the failed CTV building, have confirmed today they’re appealing a High Court ruling that led to the reopening of an investigation by Engineering New Zealand.

The CTV building collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, killing 115 people and injuring many others.

In December, Justice David Collins found the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (now known as Engineering New Zealand) was wrong to drop proceedings against Alan Reay, after he resigned his membership.

That decision led to ENZ reopening the investigation.

Now, Reay’s lawyer Willie Palmer of Buddle Findlay confirmed to 1 NEWS he is appealing that decision, and it was inappropriate to make any further comment.

By Justine Andrews

Dr Alan Reay giving evidence at the CTV enquiry Source: 1 NEWS