New technical panel extends service offered by RAS

RAS has extended its service to include a technical panel comprising professionals from a range of specialist engineering areas including quantity surveying, geotechnical services and structural engineering.

The team will determine, on a case-by-case basis, if existing repair and rebuild plans for a property (including insurer's and property owner's reports) are technically adequate and consistent with the building code and other applicable guidelines.

The team may determine that the proposed repair solution is appropriate, based on what you are insured for, but if there are concerns these will be highlighted to the insurer for consideration and may include recommended actions to help resolve claims with supporting evidence for these where necessary.

The panel will effectively peer review and advise only on existing plans and information and will not provide new designs.

Contact RAS on (03) 379 7027 or 0800 777 299 and a RAS independent advisor will determine if technical advice is needed and will work with the technical advisor directly.

The technical panel is supported by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.