The Government says it can't take any action in response to the collapse of the CTV building in Christchurch but has approached the Chartered Professional Engineers Council about doing so.
Some 115 people died when the building collapsed on 22 February 2011 following a 6.3-magnitude earthquake.
The council has disciplinary functions and has been asked by Building Minister Maurice Williamson to consider taking action.
The minister's office would not disclose exactly what it has requested and the council chairperson Graham Shaw also won't elaborate.
Police National Headquarters has yet to reach a decision on whether to begin a criminal investigation into the building's collapse.