Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released the guidance in 2017. This was developed collaboratively by MBIE with the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and the Earthquake Commission (EQC), and other key parties. Engineering New Zealand with the funding support of EQC are pleased to offer this subsidised course which will bring planning and engineering professionals together to learn how to put the guidance in to practice.
Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The day will start with some basic presentation sessions to introduce the guidance. It will then progress to hands-on group work to develop understanding of the technical assessment process and its application to planning and decision making. This also helps to develop the collaborative skills, experience and cross-discipline networks required to implement the guidance effectively in different decision-making contexts.
After the course it is expected that:
- engineers will be able to communicate information about the technical assessment in a manner that can be understood by planners (and then in turn be explained to other stakeholders and decision makers)
- planners will be able to communicate to engineers the planning or consent decision contexts for which technical information is required
- engineers and planners will have the skills to collaborate to agree the appropriate scope of work for technical assessments required to support specific plan and decision-making processes (a meeting of minds about “fitness for purpose”).
The course will be facilitated by Marje Russ and Mike Jacka from Tonkin + Taylor.
Marje and Mike were both involved in the development of Planning and engineering guidance for potentially liquefaction-prone land.