A ban on the import of all products containing asbestos, including building products and materials, will come into force on 1 October 2016.
A new education programme on earthquake geotechnical engineering provides consistent and up-to-date knowledge on earthquake geotechnical engineering practice.
In August and September 2016 MBIE held several successful stakeholder workshops as part of the review of the Acceptable Solutions for Fire C/AS 2–7.
From 1 September 2016, the definition of ‘construction work’ has been broadened to include design, engineering, and quantity surveying.
The document that determines when a lift should be installed in a building to provide vertical transportation is section 9 of NZS 4121:2001 Design for access and mobility: Buildings and associated facilities.
Consultation has opened on proposals for regulations and a methodology that will support the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act when it comes into effect in 2017.
The development committee held its fourth meeting on 27 September 2016 in Wellington.
Build it right by choosing licensed people for restricted building work is the message of a new consumer and industry awareness campaign, launched today.
The definition of ‘construction work’ has been broadened to include design, engineering, and quantity surveying work.
Where drains are installed under a concrete slab on ground, the key reference is G13/AS2.