Commission asks for feedback on building regulations

10:31 am on 12 July 2012

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission is inviting people to comment on earthquake building requirements.

The commission is to report on the causes of building failure as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes.

In its latest hearing it is investigating why the Canterbury Television building in Christchurch failed in the 6.3 magnitude earthquake on 22 February 2011, killing 115 people.

A discussion paper released on Wednesday looks at key issues the Government and building industry face when developing and enforcing legal and best practice standards for buildings in earthquakes.

Commission executive director Justine Gilliland says the paper looks at issues that have appeared during the course of the inquiry and asks for further information and views on them.

Submitters have until 13 August to comment. The commission will hold hearings on those issue in September.