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I’m not sure where this structural engineer is coming from on the Rockforte building — it was designed for earthquake protection, with all the steelwork in the foundations and the way the floors and walls lock into the columns allows the building to move around in a shake.

Whereas the T&G and the Masonic buildings are that rigid in their structure, and cracked. I know which building I would trust in an earthquake.

I worked on the steel work and construction of the Rockforte building, and also some of the T&G building.

Rex Holdsworth

I’m not sure where this structural engineer is coming from on the Rockforte building — it was designed for earthquake protection, with all the steelwork in the foundations and the way the floors and walls lock into the columns allows the building to move around in a shake.

Whereas the T&G and the Masonic buildings are that rigid in their structure, and cracked. I know which building I would trust in an earthquake.

I worked on the steel work and construction of the Rockforte building, and also some of the T&G building.

Rex Holdsworth

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Ray Hill - 23 days ago
You are correct Rex.
The council's building consents manager is a very nice bloke but as I understand, from when I contracted to council, he is not an engineer himself. And the Mayor is a great cook and not too bad at singing.
The notices should have been sent out, as I am sure they would have been, and all correspondence carried out by email, phone and visits. In no way should they have scared people off going to any business affected. As Donald would say, fake news.