Chief Executive Susan Freeman-Greene says engineering disputes are at the heart of many unresolved insurance claims in Christchurch.
“Engineering New Zealand wants to help untangle and solve these disputes. As the professional home for all engineers, we bring an independent, expert point of view.”
Ms Freeman-Greene says this will mean creating a panel of independent engineering experts who can provide expert advice and facilitation services to help resolve claims.
“Earlier this year, we launched a process to help reconcile disparate seismic assessments. The Government has asked us to apply this model to help resolve Canterbury issues.
“It’s about getting the right engineering input at the right stage in the claims process.”