Ex­pert panel to re­solve out­stand­ing claims

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

EN­GI­NEER­ING NEW ZEA­LAND is cre­at­ing an ex­pert en­gi­neer­ing panel to help re­solve out­stand­ing in­sur­ance claims, as part of the Gov­ern­ment’s new Greater Christchurch Claims Res­o­lu­tion Ser­vice.

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.”

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,” she states.

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