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Friday, September 7, 2012

Earthquake Royal Commission – CTV enquiry: closing submissions on behalf of bereaved families and those injured

The Royal Commission has published an index of URL links to the published documents referenced in the closing submissions on behalf of bereaved families and those injured. The index is in PDF format and can be downloaded from here.

The submissions on behalf of bereaved families and those injured were read by Marcus Elliott, counsel assisting the Royal Commission, at the hearings today.  These submissions are here. The issues covered by Mr Elliott were:

  • Introduction
  • The Collapse
  • A history of missed opportunity
  • The Permit
  • Construction
  • The retrofit
  • Change of use
  • Post earthquake assessments
    • Christchurch City Council
    • John Drew
    • David Coatsworth
    • Dr Reay and Madras Equities Ltd
    • The demolition
    • Summary of missed opportunities
  • The fire
  • Dr Reay
  • Lessons
    • Codes
    • Peer review
    • Education
    • The design approach used
    • Post earthquake assessment
    • Building information
    • Design philosophy
  • Conclusion

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