The head of company which designed the CTV building has again accepted some responsibility for the building's collapse.
Alan Reay, of Alan Reay Consultants is on the stand today giving evidence over his company's 1986 design of the building.
The Commission has heard almost eight weeks of evidence into the building's failure after the February 2011 earthquake which killed 115 people.
Mr Reay told the inquest this morning that he made a mistake in trusting his engineer David Harding who headed the project.
"This situation arose because of the trust I placed in what I understood to be a competent and appropriately experienced registered engineer. However, I reiterate that based on information I had at the time from many different sources, I had no reason to doubt Mr Harding's competence for the job."
The hearing will continue until Friday.
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