Archived News and Media Releases

13 July 2016

 It’s important that reliable and resilient fire design features are used in the design of tall buildings. This advisory highlights the specific considerations for designing tall buildings to achieve the fire safety performance requirements of the Building Code.

13 July 2016

A new practice advisory explains the need for early site investigation, as a key element in controlling the costs of a project and delivering good building performance.

9 May 2016

Proposed ban on retrofitting foil insulation into residential buildings.
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment is beginning consultation on a proposal to issue a ban, under section 26 of the Building Act, which will prevent people retrofitting residential buildings with foil insulation.

9 May 2016

NZS 4246:2016 Energy efficiency – Installing bulk thermal insulation in residential buildings provides guidance for the correct installation of quality insulation products by installers and consumers to achieve the intended thermal performance in buildings without compromising the durability and safety of insulation or building elements and the health and safety of installers and building occupants.

28 April 2016

Thursday April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work (aka ‘Worker’s Memorial Day’).

8 April 2016

 A third company has this week agreed to stop selling some steel mesh products amid concerns they might not comply with the Australia/New Zealand Standard (AS/NZ 4671:2001).

4 April 2016

Protecting the Inspectors

The number of builders offering residential inspection services has grown dramatically. Before heading down this path, it’s critical to understand your obligations or you could end up in serious litigation.

17 March 2016

 The Commerce Commission is investigating revelations a major building product manufacturer has been using false certificates for the last four years.

16 March 2016

Current discussion around the use of non-standard poor quality plumbing products highlights the need for consumers to ensure that those performing plumbing work are properly authorised.

4 March 2016

 Smaller construction companies in Christchurch are lining up to put their workers through free occupational health sessions next week.


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