Architecture's Role in Disaster Recovery - Lessons Learnt from Christchurch | Webinar 2

Architecture's Role in Disaster Recovery - Lessons Learnt from Christchurch | Webinar 2

28 Mar 2023

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This is session 2 in our 3 part webinar series delivered to you by ADNZ Professional members and Registered Architects, Greg Young and Ian Cumberpatch, and guest panellist - Tim Farrant from MBIE. See below for more information and register.

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Webinar 2- Architecture's Role in disaster Recovery


10.00 NZRAB 1.00 ADNZ | LBP CPD
0.00 Design 0.00 Documentation 1.00 Construction 0.00 Management

Time & Place

28 Mar 2023
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Learning topics:

Tim Farrant from MBIE will cover...

  • Understanding the MBIE slope stability guide
  • What to look for regarding land damage to surrounding property
  • Understanding how land movement may show up in building damage

Greg Young – foundations / drainage following on from MBIE

  • Ways this land damage has been dealt with in Canterbury with reference to earthquakes and flooding

Answers questions raised before Webinar 2

  • Prevention of potential flooding
  • EQC extents of cover
  • Hidden damage to the land
  • Lead consultant role
  • Prefabrication options
  • Working at distance challenges / liabilities

Ian Cumberpatch – will expand on Webinars 1 and 2 with case study examples

Meet Greg:

Greg has been a professional ADNZ member since 2004 and was heavily involved in the disaster recovery in Christchurch following the 2010/2011 earthquakes.

Greg received a civic Christchurch Earthquake Award from the Christchurch City Council for acts of kindness, service or heroism as part of the Insurance Watch advocacy team.

With a wealth of experience in dealing with EQC, insurance companies and their project managers, and the subsequent legal wranglings, Greg is able to discuss what worked (and what didn’t work), and how to navigate yourselves and your businesses through the work needed.

Greg is still working on earthquake repairs, and also earthquake re-repairs today, so is able to discuss relevant case studies.

There will be an opportunity for questions at the end. This will be supported by ADNZ Life member and Registered Architect, Ian Cumberpatch.

About Ian:

Ian Cumberpatch is the principal and director of Ian Cumberpatch Architects Ltd which is based in Christchurch. Ian is a Life Member of the ADNZ and is a Past Chair of the ADNZ Board. He is a Registered Architect, a Fellow of the NZIA and a past Chair of the NZIA Canterbury Branch.

Ian’s architectural career has spanned over 50 years and he has been the recipient of many NZIA and ADNZ Design awards. His current projects include ongoing earthquake related repairs in Christchurch and new and renovation residential projects in the Canterbury and Nelson Marlborough regions.

Ian has recently downsized his Practice from 6 persons and has relocated to his home office where he is working in a semi-retired role.

He specialises in residential and low rise commercial architecture and has built his reputation on high quality design and documentation from project conception through to occupation. By listening to and working with his clients he provides a personalised service, working with them and other consultants and contractors to realise his clients dreams.

Ian is committed to the rebuild of Christchurch and acknowledges the expectations of the public on his profession to work with all people and groups to contribute to a new and vibrant city for the future.

Guest Panellist:

Tim Farrant – Engineering team manager, and a CPEng Geotech from MBIE introducing the Quick Guide to Slope stability

Tim is the Building Engineering Manager for the Building Performance Engineering team with MBIEs Building System Performance branch. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, CPEng (Geotechnical) with experience in Canterbury and Kaikoura Earthquake recovery projects. Before joining the ministry he held consulting roles with WSP and Riley Consultants. He was the Senior Geotechnical Engineer at the Christchurch City Council’s building control unit between 2018 and 2021.

Tim is Washington Accord qualified with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with First Class Honours, and Masters in Applied Finance and Economics from the University of Canterbury. His key skill areas include site investigation, geotechnical analysis and design.


12.30pm | Webinar commences - Tim Farrant to present, followed by Q&A for MBIE

Approx. 12.50pm | Ian Cumberpatch to present

1.05pm | Presentation by Greg Young

Approx. 1.20pm | Q&A session

Approx. 1.45pm | Webinar concludes

If you have any questions you would like the team to cover in the presentation feel free to email us in advance -

If you have registered for this webinar but cannot attend live, we will send out the recording and slides post-webinar.

Please note: Date tba for Webinar 3 - keep an eye out on our Events Calendar for more information.

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