Quake building checking process to be probed

10:14 pm on 6 November 2011

Hearings will be held next year into processes followed by officials who examined buildings in Christchurch following the September 2010 earthquake, which then collapsed causing loss of life in February.

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission has released reports about the assessment of buildings after the quakes, including stickering or placarding.

They include information about the building safety evaluation process Christchurch City Council carried out following last year's 4 September earthquake.

Royal Commission chief executive Justine Gilliland expects high levels of public interest in buildings which collapsed, such as the Canterbury Television building.

The deadline for submissions is 17 February.