Building Act – changing terminology

The amendment to the Building Act in November 2013 removed the term ‘compliance document’ that was used to collectively describe Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods. The documents are now simply referred to as Acceptable Solutions and/or Verification Methods.

Under another law change, regulations such as the Building Regulations formulated under the Building Act are now called ‘legislative instruments’.

Summarised from BRANZ Guideline, February 2014.

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