Property Lessons Learnt

March 8, 2016

Canterbury Earthquake PWC Seminar
WELLINGTON 3 March 2016

As guest speakers at PWC’s 2016 Seminar Series, Prendos Director Rory Crosbie and Structural Engineer Keith Robinson, provided first hand accounts of their ongoing experience with the Christchurch post-quake rebuild.

Rory, who emigrated from Ireland to Christchurch just three weeks before the February 2011 quake, gave advice to an audience of property owners and investors on how to manage their property risk in the Wellington context.

Keith, who was part of a select team of engineers allowed in to the cordoned off red zone to assess the damage, provided first hand experience of what it was like to the enter devastated buildings. Working in pitch black, looking at how well beams and posts had performed and why some buildings had failed, provided incredible insight for his current engineering practice.

The presentation examined the design and resilience of Wellington properties and offered effective risk-reduction measures for property owners. The speakers also reviewed the impact on property values and occupancies post event; the lessons learned from current commercial claims settlements; and gave practical advice on how to be more prepared as a property owner. For a list of 12 practical steps on how to minimise your property’s risk please click here. 12 Steps to Minimise Property Risk

Please contact Jodie Cameron if your organisation would be interested in hosting this seminar.

This entry was posted in News and tagged Christchurch Earthquake, New Zealand, Rory Crosbie, Wellington Property Market on 07/03/2016.

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