Victim's father to state concerns about Harding

CHARLES ANDERSON
Last updated 05:00 14/07/2014
David Harding
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QUIT PROFESSIONAL BODY: Structural engineer David Harding. Harding was employed by Alan Reay Consultants when the CTV building was designed in 1986.

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It will be a bittersweet moment for Tim Elms when he takes the stand this morning at an inquiry to outline his complaint against the Canterbury Television building's engineer.

"It will give it an airing. The penalty, I suppose, is not important."

Elms, whose daughter Teresa McLean was among the 155 victims of the building's collapse, complained to The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (Ipenz) about David Harding's conduct.

Harding designed the building in 1986.

Regardless of the Ipenz inquiry's outcome, Harding will not face punishment relating to his engineering activities on the CTV building. He resigned from Ipenz and is no longer subject to its jurisdiction.

Harding is also facing a separate charge as a Chartered Professional Engineer. If found to have breached standards, his registration could be removed.

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission found deficiencies in the CTV building's design work and that Harding lacked the competence for the job.

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