An Engineering New Zealand Disciplinary Committee has set the date to hear the complaint against Dr Alan Reay. The hearing is scheduled for 21-22 August, in Christchurch.

Dr Reay’s company designed the CTV Building, which collapsed in the Christchurch Earthquake, tragically claiming 115 lives. Dr Reay was a member of Engineering New Zealand at the time the building collapsed.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment raised a complaint that Dr Reay breached his professional obligations, based on findings from the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission of Inquiry.

Venue details are being confirmed. The hearing will be public with media protocols in place.

Engineering New Zealand Chief Executive Dr Richard Templer says, “We know people are looking for answers, and we owe this to the CTV families and the profession, so this is a positive step forward in the process.”

Notes to reporters

Engineering New Zealand is New Zealand's professional body for engineers, with some 22,000 members. We represent – and regulate – our members. We also act as the Registration Authority for Chartered Professional Engineers.

Disciplinary Committees can make orders under the membership rules and disciplinary regulations in effect at the time the complaint was raised. The maximum fine that can be imposed is $5,000 under the membership rules that applied at that time. This maximum was increased to $10,000 in 2020.

See the timeline of the complaint against Dr Alan Reay.

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Lachlan McKenzie on 021 479 885.