NZS 3916 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering - Design and construct

12/11/2013

Standards New Zealand has published NZS 3916:2013 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering - Design and construct. NZS 3916 is one of three tailored standards that ensure contracts for building and civil engineering are suited to New Zealand's industrial and legislative scene.

During a review in 2011 of key areas of NZS 3910:2003 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering a decision was made by the committee that it should be published as three tailored standards:

(a)  NZS 3910 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction

(b)  NZS 3916 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering - Design and construct

(c)  NZS 3917 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering - Fixed term (to be published in the near future)

Together these three standards supersede NZS 3910:2003.

The new NZS 3916 is similar to the new NZS 3910, but has been adapted to provide for the situation where the contractor is responsible for design as well as construction.