The latest determinations are out.
WorkSafe NZ is running seminars in November and December 2014 on how to run a safe and successful construction site.
Clause 10.3.4 in NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings doesn’t require diagonal strap bracing in the roof plane if the supporting braced wall frames extend up to the underside of the rafters and the rafters have a sheet ceiling attached directly to their underside.
The BRANZ Construction Dashboard is a new interactive web-based tool.
To comply with the requirements of New Zealand Building Code clause E3, E3/AS1 requires that external walls of habitable buildings constructed of solid concrete, precast concrete or solid filled concrete masonry are required to meet the minimum insulation value of R0.6.
When using H3.1 treated timber externally (cladding, facings, fascias, and the like), NZS 3602:2003 Timber and wood-based products for use in building clause 111.22 has specific durability requirements.
The latest statistics for Weathertight claims are out.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released Issue 7 of technical clarifications and updates to ‘Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes’, December 2012.
BRANZ, in partnership with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and WorkSafe, are running seminars for builders, specialist trades, architects, designers, engineers, building surveyors, and building officials. covering legislative changes.
Our standard NZS 3902:2004 Housing, alterations and small buildings contract will help give effect to amendments to the Building Act 2004.