Update from Acting CE Michelle Wessing

Happy New Year

On behalf of the Standards Council and all of us here at Standards New Zealand, a very Happy New Year and our best wishes for 2014.

Full suite of building and construction engineering standards

I am pleased to advise that our full suite of building and construction engineering standards is now published. NZS 3917:2013 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering – Fixed term is the final in a suite of three standards that supersede NZS 3910:2003 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering constructionmore

Seminars on new building and construction engineering standards

IPENZ is continuing to hold courses on NZS 3910:2013. The course, run by Peter Degerholm, provides attendees with a detailed understanding of the significant changes to the NZS 3910 contract and terminology, and their effect on contractual arrangements as they affect the engineer, principal, and contractor. Courses will be held beginning in February on NZS 3916 and NZS 3917 … more

New resource on nominating organisations

We have published a new booklet Why participate? Standards nominating organisations that describes the invaluable role of our nominating organisations and the benefits and responsibilities of being a nominating organisation. It can be viewed on or downloaded from our website or you can request a copy from our customer services team on 0800 782 632.

New standard for governance of IT enabled projects

Published in December 2013, AS/NZS 8016:2013 Governance of IT enabled projects was developed as a result of the less than ideal outcomes from some major IT projects across Australia. The standard was prepared to set out how significant IT projects can benefit through the use of appropriate governance frameworks and principles … more

Reminder of car seat requirements standard

At a time of the year when many of us travelling on our roads, a reminder that there is a joint standard that covers the specific requirements for restraining devices for children. AS/NZS 1754:2013 Child restraint systems for use in motor vehicles is aimed at reducing the risk of bodily injury in a vehicle impact … more

Methods of testing child restraints Part 4 – draft standard for comment

AS/NZS 3629.4:1997 Methods of testing child restraints Part 4: Determination of the force required to adjust harness is being revised and the draft is available for public comment until 3 March. The draft is available on our website.


Best wishes

Michelle Wessing


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