Disgraced Southland engineer Tony Major designed two
Queenstown Lakes District Council buildings, one of which has
been structurally checked.
Earlier this week Mr Major - who designed Stadium Southland,
which collapsed in heavy snow in 2010 - was expelled by the
Institution of Professional Engineers for breaching its code
The Institution said all his work should be checked.
QLDC chief executive Adam Feeley confirmed Mr Major was
involved in the design of two council buildings.
The council is in touch with the private owner of another
building which Mr Major designed, and it was checking his
involvement with another private development.
Mr Feeley would not name any of the buildings.
Engineers have carried out a detailed structural assessment,
including the removal of sections of roof and cladding, on
one council building, he said.
The building does not meet the current earthquake code, he
A desktop assessment had been done on the other building's
Both council buildings are occupied.
Mr Feeley said the council was taking the situation seriously
but urged calm.
"There will be lots of buildings in Otago and Southland he
has been involved with.
"If there is a perception that having Tony Major's name next
to [a design] means there is a problem would be a very
dangerous perception to have, and largely wrong."