The committee that will develop the new standard for testing and remediation of methamphetamine-contaminated properties (NZS 8510) held its second meeting on 25 July 2016 in Wellington.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking feedback on proposals to amend Acceptable Solutions (AS) and Verification Methods (VM) for the Building Code.
Over the last few weeks, a number of additions have been made to the BRANZ Find(external link) search tool on the BRANZ website.
BRANZ regularly hears of instances where specific components of a system are being substituted without authorisation.
It is a legal requirement that all safety glass is permanently and visibly marked. This requirement applies where small panels are cut from a larger laminated panel with each individual unit marked.
From 1 June 2016, all frameless glass barriers (where there is no interlinking top rail) must be constructed from laminated toughened or laminated heat-strengthened safety glass.
A common question in the recent BRANZ Answers seminar covered the requirements for mirrors under NZS 4223.3:2016 Glazing in buildings – Part 3: Human impact safety requirements.
MBIE has released a new Practice Advisory outlining best practice in fire safety design for tall buildings.
The committee that will develop a new standard on testing and remediation of methamphetamine-contaminated properties (NZS 8510) held its first meeting on 29 June 2016 in Wellington.
A change to building consent exemptions means new carports, whether free-standing or attached, do not require a building consent from 30 June 2016.