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MBIE advises seismically vulnerable buildings can remain occupied 04 July 2022

New guidance published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today advises most seismically vulnerable buildings are not imminently dangerous and can remain occupied while seismic remediation work is planned, funded and undertaken.

New laws will support housing supply and improve building product information 08 June 2022

New regulations have been made to support the implementation of the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components, and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021

MBIE proposes extension of transition for insulation rules 27 May 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today opened consultation on a proposal to extend the date at which better insulation for new houses will be required by six months.

New dam safety regulations to protect people and property 13 May 2022

New regulations announced today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) will provide a nationally consistent approach to dam safety.

Proposed Building Code update to ensure new buildings better protect the safety of New Zealanders 02 May 2022

MBIE has opened consultation on proposed changes to the Building Code acceptable solutions and verification methods which cover plumbing and drainage, protection from fire, and structural stability of hollow-core floors.

A new registration and licensing regime for engineers 24 March 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced that Cabinet has agreed to progress with a new regulatory regime for professional engineers.

New Building Code requirements bring biggest energy efficiency change in over a decade 29 November 2021

The latest changes to the Building Code will make new homes and buildings warmer, drier and healthier, with less impact on the climate.

New building regulations to support innovation and better quality buildings 02 November 2021

Yesterday Cabinet agreed on regulatory proposals developed by MBIE to support greater opportunity for innovation and economies of scale, and improve trust and confidence in the building sector.