Engineering New Zealand upholds complaint against Christchurch engineer
Christchurch engineer Pavol Csiba has been ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling $9000 and undertake professional
An Engineering New Zealand Disciplinary Committee found Mr Csiba signed a report saying he had visited a property when
he had not.
The report was in the context of a dispute over an insurance claim for damage the property sustained in the Christchurch
earthquakes that was before the High Court.
The Disciplinary Committee found that the report was misleading “as a reasonable observer would read the report and
assume that he had visited [the] site and based his recommendations on that site visit”.
“Mr Csiba had multiple opportunities to correct the mistake and did not.
“As a member of Engineering New Zealand, the public places trust in Mr Csiba and the care he uses when signing documents
should reflect this trust.”
Mr Csiba appealed the Disciplinary Committee’s decision but it was upheld by an Appeal Committee, which imposed
If Mr Csiba does not undertake further professional development in being an expert witness by 6 January 2020, his
membership of Engineering New Zealand will be suspended for six months.