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Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Te Komihana Rūwhenua o Waitaha Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission – Te Komihana Rūwhenua o Waitaha

Those who lost relatives and friends in the 22 February earthquake can be assured that there will be a very thorough inquiry into the failure of buildings that resulted in loss of life.
Chair, Justice Mark Cooper
 

Volume 2: The Performance of Christchurch CBD Buildings

Cover image of Volume 2 The Performance of Christchurch CBD Buildings

Download a PDF version of the whole document or follow the links below for .docx versions of Volume Two, by section.

Download a PDF version of Volume 2 - complete document (2.5 MB)

Volume 2 - Word (.docx) versions

  • Section 2: Pyne Gould Corporation building - 2.3 - 2.9 (.docx) 2.5 MB
    2.3  The September earthquake
    2.4  Between the September earthquake and the Boxing Day aftershock
    2.5  From the Boxing Day aftershock to the February earthquake
    2.6  The February earthquake
    2.7  The collapse of the building
    2.8  Discussion
    2.9  Conclusions  
  • Section 4: Forsyth Barr building (.docx) 2.6 MB
    Introduction
    4.1 Original construction of the Forsyth Barr building
    4.2 Up until 4 September 2010
    4.3 The September earthquake
    4.4 Between the September and February earthquakes
    4.5 The February earthquake
    4.6 The Beca investigation
    4.7 DBH Expert Panel review
    4.8 Discussion
  • Section 9: Conclusions and recommendations  (.docx) 72 KB
    9.1 Recommendations related to the Earthquake Actions Standard, NZS 1170.5
    9.2 Recommendations related to the Concrete Structures Standard, NZS 3101:2006
    9.3 Issues related to the Structural Steel Standard, NZS 3404:2009
    9.4 General issues related to structural design
    9.5 Particular issues relating to assessment of existing buildings
    9.6 Issues raised in our Interim Report related to structural design-means of egress
    9.7 Building elements that are not part of the primary structure
    References