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BOINZ Submission - Building System Legislative Reform Proposals

Read the full BOINZ submission on MyBOINZ.
If you wish to discuss any of our positions, please contact Chief Executive, Nick Hill.

New developments in dispute over Chch building off-limits due to quake concerns

Engineers have been meeting regulators in a dispute over a new Christchurch building that remains off-limits due to its earthquake design.

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21 June 2019

Wellington growth plan 'golden opportunity' to get rid of 'eye-wateringly ugly' buildings

A "golden opportunity" to get rid of architectural eyesores could be on the horizon, after the adoption of an high-density urban plan for Wellington.

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21 June 2019

Why do cracks do keep appearing in high rise buildings in Australia

Just 6 months after the Opal Tower evacuations, another high rise apartment building in Sydney has seen an evacuations of it's residents after cracks were found in the building.

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20 June 2019

Building Amendment Bill to provide new system to manage buildings in emergency

Local government will soon have sweeping powers to demolish unsafe buildings in the event of a natural disaster, and could also save buildings from being knocked down, Timaru's CBD group chairman says.

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20 June 2019

Unlicensed builders fined for restricted building work

Two unlicensed builders have been sentenced in separate cases relating to carrying out restricted building work without being licensed.

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20 June 2019

New Fire Acceptable Solutions - Effective 27 June 2019

The new Acceptable Solutions C/AS2 for complying with the C clauses - Protection from Fire - of the Building Code replaces Acceptable Solutions C/AS2 to C/AS7.
Log into MyBOINZ to view the webinar from LGNZ on the key changes.

Site Safe commissioned report explores high local suicide rates in construction

In 2016, it was reported that almost 7% of working-age male suicides in New Zealand were by workers in the building industry, making construction the industry that experiences the highest number of suicides of any industry in the country.

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18 June 2019

Hamilton hospital buildings: No WOFs due to faulty fire protection

Major hospital buildings in Hamilton, including the child and women's health centre, do not have warrants of fitness because they are not up to scratch for fire protection.

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18 June 2019

Auckland Mayor wants urgent changes to the Building Act

Phil Goff wants a compulsory insurance or warranty scheme to pay for problems with building work such as leaky homes.

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17 June 2019

London fire reignites building industry concerns about cladding used in New Zealand

Wellington City Council is on alert as the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London triggers concerns about cladding on high-rise buildings.

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17 June 2019

State of shock: How our buildings save lives but little else

Eight years on, the rumbling continues. The ground beneath remains unstable.
In Wellington and Christchurch, modern buildings constructed to the highest official standards and earthquake ratings lie empty; some will be repaired at great cost while others are set for demolition and replacement.

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17 June 2019

Second round of public consultation: DZ 3640 Preservation of timber and wood-based products

A draft of DZ 3640 was sent out for public comment on 8 December 2017. Subsequently, 707 submissions were considered by the committee, and as a result there have been significant changes made to DZ 3640 which require further consultation.

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14 June 2019

Secrecy over future use of three Christchurch heritage buildings

The future use of three significant Christchurch heritage buildings remains secret as the city council considers its options.

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14 June 2019

After the Nelson fire, tonnes of burnt trees are being reused

The recovery of damaged wood in the wake of the Pigeon Valley fires has been hailed as one of the country's biggest-ever efforts.

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14 June 2019

NZ Transport Agency and Inland Revenue evacuate quake-prone Palmerston North building

The NZ Transport Agency and Inland Revenue are evacuating their shared Palmerston North office, after investigations found it was earthquake prone.

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13 June 2019

Building consents surge in Western Bay but slide in Tauranga

A new car sales showroom, a superette fit-out in Golden Sands and Claymark's $11 million expansion project has helped to drive up building consents issued in the Western Bay.

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12 June 2019

Tapu Te Ranga Marae fire: Potting shed the only structure with consent

The only confirmed consent Tapu Te Ranga Marae had when the main building burned down was for a single potting shed.

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12 June 2019

Number of new residential dwellings consented in Auckland soars

New data shows that more new dwellings are being consented in Auckland than ever before.

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11 June 2019


HR DIVISION: Looking for a building surveying role in New Zealand?

International candidates looking for a building surveying role in New Zealand - contact us today. BOINZ is your one stop shop to help you look for and find a role in New Zealand.

As part of our HR Division service, we will interview you to assess your skills and abilities and understand your time frames and preferred locations.

We can then work with you to find and apply for building surveying roles in New Zealand. We actively recruit on behalf of building surveying employers and can keep you updated on available jobs and assist you with the full process.

Send your cv to recruitment@boinz.org.nz and find out how we can support your move to New Zealand.

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