Oct

  • DZ 6117 Electrical installations in dairy sheds – available for comment

    Standards New Zealand is inviting feedback by 7 November 2013 from the dairy and electrical sectors on a draft technical report on electrical installations in dairy sheds, DZ 6117. The report is intended to supplement the requirements of AS/NZS 3000:2007 Electrical installations (known as the Australia/New Zealand Wiring Rules) by providing additional guidance on dairy sheds to electrical workers and dairy farm owners and managers. 

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  • Conditions of contract standard

    Standards New Zealand recently published NZS 3910:2013 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction. As the most widely used standard form of contract in New Zealand, the updated standard will be particularly welcome by the building, construction, engineering, and infrastructure industries.

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  • Latest gas installation standards published – AS/NZS 5601.1 & 2:2013

    AS/NZS 5601.1 & 2:2013 were published on 16 September 2013. AS/NZS 5601.1 Gas installations – Part 1 General installations and AS/NZS 5601.2 Gas installations – Part 2: LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes replace the 2010 standards. However, the 2010 standards continue to be referenced in the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010 until the Regulations are amended, which is likely to be in 2014. The 2010 standards will not be withdrawn until the Regulations are amended.

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  • New ISO technical specification for carbon footprinting – ISO/TS 14067:2013

    ISO/TS 14067:2013 Greenhouse gases – Carbon footprint of products – Requirements and guidelines for quantification and communication was published in May 2013. The technical specification helps to quantify and communicate the carbon footprint of products.

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  • Fired up – BRANZ Senior Fire Engineer Ed Soja receives Meritorious award

    In August 2013, Ed Soja was one of four technical committee members to receive a Standards New Zealand Meritorious Service Award for his contributions to fire protection standards. As BRANZ's Senior Fire Engineer, Soja has represented BRANZ on New Zealand and joint Australian/New Zealand standards committees for close to 20 years, although his history with standards development goes back even further.

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