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AS/NZS 2588:2018

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  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (4)

      • AS/NZS ISO 19139:2008 Geographic information - Metadata - XML schema implementation

        Standard was superseded on 09 October 2019

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      • AS/NZS IEC 61935.1:2012 Specification for the testing of balanced and coaxial information technology cabling - Part 1: Installed balanced cabling as specified in ISO/IEC 11801 and related standards

        Actual Withdrawl date 26 June 2019

      • AS/NZS 60335.2.90:2015 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.90: Particular requirements for commercial microwave ovens

        Superseded on 13/01/2020

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      • AS/NZS 60745.2.11:2009 Hand-held motor-operated electrical tools - Safety - Particular requirements for reciprocating saws (jig and sabre saws)

        Superseded on 13/01/2020

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  • Standards Published (2)

      • AS/NZS ISO 13918:2020 Welding - Studs and ceramic ferules for arc stud welding

        The objective of this Standard is to specify the following: a) Requirements for studs and ceramic ferrules for arc stud welding.(b) Dimensions, materials and mechanical properties. This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from ISO 13918:2017 Welding - Studs and ceramic ferrules for arc stud welding.  As this document has been reproduced from an International Standard, a full point substitutes for a comma when referring to a decimal marker.

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      • SA/SNZ HB 331:2020 Overhead line design handbook

        The objective of this Handbook is to provide guidance for both transmission and distribution lines in relation to the application of AS/NZS 7000:2016. Typical distribution voltages are 230/400 V, 230/460 V [referred to as low voltage (LV)] and 6.6 kV, 11 kV, 12.7 kV, 19.1 kV, 22 kV [referred to as high voltage (HV)]. Typical sub-transmission voltages are 33 kV, 66 kV, 110 kV, 132 kV and transmission voltages are 220 kV, 275 kV, 330 kV, 400 kV and 500 kV.

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  • Draft for comment (4)

      • NZS 3604:2011 Scoping Document - Timber-framed buildings

        Comments are invited until 03/02/2020

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        Standards New Zealand is developing a scope for revising NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings, which has been commissioned by the Building Performance Branch of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
        A scoping group, which includes representatives of various organisation that use NZS 3604, was formed to consider new features for consideration to be included in the scope of a future project to revise NZS 3604.
        The scoping group has proposed seven new features for NZS 3604 and is now seeking your feedback on these features. Those new features are:
        1. Solutions for improved thermal performance
        2. Foundation solutions for expansive soils
        3. Foundation solutions for liquefaction-prone soils
        4. Steel bracing elements for wide openings
        5. Support systems for long-span beams, lintels, and trusses
        6. Framing around internal stairwells
        7. Isolated internal masonry walls
        Your feedback is required to ensure NZS 3604 will continue to meet the needs of more than just those who can be represented by the scoping group. The scoping group will also consider any suggestions of other features that would provide significant benefits for you and others who use the standard.

      • DR AS/NZS 3500.4:2018 Amd 2:2020 Plumbing and drainage, Part 4: Heated water services

        Comments are invited until 16/03/2020

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      • DR AS/NZS ISO 19107:2020 Geographic information - Spatial schema

        Comments are invited until 25/02/2020

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      • DR AS/NZS 3123:2005 Amd 1:2020 Approval and test specification - Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for general industrial application

        Comments are invited until 12/03/2020

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        This Amendment applies to the Preface, Clauses 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4, and Figure 7 (new).

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  • Public consultation open for timber standards NZS 3640 and NZS 3602

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