Update from the NZSE

Welcome to my October update for Touchstone.

This month we announce the newly amended concrete structures standard, and there is news on innovative thinking from the ISO conference in Berlin and more ...

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Publication announcements

  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (10)

      • AS/NZS 4266.10:2004 Reconstituted wood-based panels - Methods of test - Wet bending strength after immersion in water at 70 oC or boiling temperature

        Superseded by AS/NZS 4266.1:2017

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      • AS/NZS 4266.11:2004 Reconstituted wood-based panels - Methods of test - Moisture resistance under cyclic test conditions

        Superseded by AS/NZS 4266.1:2017

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      • AS/NZS 4266.12:2003 Reconstituted wood-based panels - Methods of test - Surface water absorption

        Superseded by AS/NZS 4266.1:2017

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      • AS/NZS 4266.13:2004 tuted wood-based panels - Methods of test - Resistance to axial withdrawal of screws

        Superseded by AS/NZS 4266.1:2017

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      • AS/NZS 4266.14:2004 Reconstituted wood-based panels - Methods of test - Dimensional changes associated with changes in relative humidity

        Superseded by AS/NZS 4266.1:2017

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      • AS/NZS 4266.16:2004 Reconstituted wood-based panels - Methods of test - Formaldehyde emission - Desiccator method

        Superseded by AS/NZS 4266.1:2017

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      • AS/NZS 4266.34:2004 Reconstituted wood-based panels - Methods of test - Surface absorption

        Superseded by AS/NZS 4266.1:2017

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      • AS/NZS 4266.35:2004 Reconstituted wood-based panels - Methods of test - Dimensions of test pieces

        Superseded by AS/NZS 4266.1:2017

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      • AS/NZS 4266.19:2004 Reconstituted wood-based panels - Methods of test - Assessing appearance of melamine overlaid panels

        Superseded by AS/NZS 4266.2:2017

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      • AS/NZS 4266.20:2004 Reconstituted wood-based panels - Methods of test - Resistance to surface abrasion (Taber abrasion test)

        Superseded by AS/NZS 4266.2:2017

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Latest articles

  • Still in transition to ISO 9001:2015?

    We are less than a year away from the deadline for those certified to ISO 9001:2008 to make the transition to ISO 9001:2015 (in New Zealand to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016). ISO outlined a transition period of 3 years for those with accredited certification to the 2008 standard to arrange recertification to the newer standard, and this period will end on 15 September 2018.

  • Still in transition to ISO 9001:2015?

    We are less than a year away from the deadline for those certified to ISO 9001:2008 to make the transition to ISO 9001:2015 (in New Zealand to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016). ISO outlined a transition period of 3 years for those with accredited certification to the 2008 standard to arrange recertification to the newer standard, and this period will end on 15 September 2018.

  • Active assisted living – What does it mean?

    AAL – active assisted living – is a term commonly used to describe the wide range of technology that can help people live safely and independently at home. New Zealand is a Participating (P) member of the IEC Systems Committee for Active Assisted Living. Standards New Zealand is now looking to expand the stakeholder membership of this committee.