Law & Regulation

Christchurch engineer's building design 'incompetent'

Oliver Lewis
Fri, 29 Apr 2022

Christchurch engineer's building design 'incompetent'
The building designed by Joo Cho is on High St in central Christchurch. (Image: Oliver Lewis)
Oliver Lewis
Fri, 29 Apr 2022
A Christchurch engineer has been censured by his professional body as “incompetent” after a graduate engineer noticed design issues in a building from the street.Engineering New Zealand released a decision on Friday saying a disciplinary committee had removed Joo Cho, director of Seismotech Consulting, from the register of chartered professional engineers. He is ineligible to reapply for two years.Cho designed a multi-storey office block at 230 High St in central Christchurch in 2015.In late 2017, a graduate engineer noticed issues...

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