The civil engineer behind
Christchurch's CTV building is no longer under
The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand had
dropped its investigation into Alan Reay on legal advice,
chief executive Andrew Cleland said.
Dr Reay's company designed the CTV building which collapsed
during the February 22, 2011 Christchurch earthquake, killing
Dr Cleland said Dr Reay resigned from IPENZ on February 28,
but remains a chartered professional engineer.
IPENZ has authority to take action only over engineers who
are IPENZ members.
‘‘After taking legal advice, IPENZ concluded the
investigations could no longer proceed," Dr Cleland said.
He said the families of those killed in the building collapse
had been informed.
Police announced in February that engineering firm Beca had
been engaged to review information on the collapse of the CTV
Building to see whether any criminal investigations should be
Police said today the review was ongoing and they hoped to
make a decision whether to proceed with criminal
investigations later in the year.