Led by the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA), Constructive is a national construction forum that will bring the industry together to discuss sector issues and create a platform for resolving those issues collaboratively.
Detailing or construction that is incorrect can have significant implications on the performance of the completed building. Many design and construction issues that arise could have been addressed if that design or construction was questioned.
Acceptable Solution B1/AS1 now incorporates Amendment 13, which cites the glass barrier requirements in section 22 of NZS 4223.3:2016 Glazing in buildings – Part 3: Human impact safety requirements.
MBIE is intending to reference the 2013 slip resistance standard AS 4586-2013 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials this year.
The new system for managing earthquake-prone buildings is outlined in the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act. This new legislation addresses recommendations from the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission and the findings of a comprehensive review by the Government.
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill requiring smoke alarms and insulation in rental properties was passed by Parliament on 31 May.
Acceptable Solution B1/AS1 now incorporates Amendment 13, which cites the glass barrier requirements in section 22 of NZS 4223.3: 2016 Glazing in buildings – Part 3: Human impact safety requirements, and is effective from 1 June 2016.
A new committee is ready to go to develop a new standard (NZS 8510) covering the testing and remediation of properties contaminated by the manufacture or use of methamphetamine.