The engineer who designed the CTV building which collapsed killing 115 people in the 2011 earthquake has been suspended and ordered to pay $10,000 towards the cost of the inquiry into his conduct.
Source: 1 NEWS
David Harding was investigated by the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of Professional Engineers (IPENZ) and has been suspended from the register of Chartered Professional Engineers.
It concluded that: "Mr Harding contravened the CPENG code of ethical conduct when he failed to mention in his application for reassessment as a Chartered Professional Engineer that in 1986 he designed the CTV Building which collapsed as a result of the February 22, 2011 earthquake killing 115 people. His application process began five months after the collapse."
The committee added: "By failing to disclose his involvement in the design of the CTV building, Mr Harding denied his peers the opportunity to make a judgement regarding the relevance of his involvement in the design of the CTV building when assessing Mr Harding's current competence as a professional engineer."
The findings will be publicly notified on Saturday.