Stadium Southland roof collapse: technical investigation
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Investigation of building performance
Following the 18 September 2012 collapse of the Southland Stadium roof, the Department of Building and Housing commissioned a technical investigation to look at why the roof collapsed. The technical investigation was undertaken jointly by Hyland Fatigue and Earthquake Engineering and StructureSmith and is now complete. The Department has responded to the investigation and its recommendations with its own report and both investigation reports have been published.
Read the Department's media release about its technical investigation.
The independent technical investigation, the Department's report in response and an independent NIWA report that informed the technical investigation are now available to download.
Independent technical reports
Southland Stadium Roof Collapse Report – 11 May 2012 [PDF 7.8 MB, 130 pages]
Snow Storm Data Collection: Mobilisation in September 2010 – October 2010 [PDF 872 KB, 20 pages]
Technical Investigation into the collapse of the Stadium Southland roof – May 2012 [PDF 3.6 MB, 16 pages]
Practice Advisory 14: Long span steel roof trusses
You can also download and read Practice Advisory 14: Long span steel roof trusses, which the Department issued in response to concerns arising from the collapse of the Southland Stadium roof.
Contact details for the investigation:
Telephone: 0800 242 243