Building Code update consultation November 2019

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Submissions due: 13 September 2019, 5pm

We are seeking your comment on proposals to amend specific Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods for the November 2019 Building Code update. This is the third public consultation under the new biannual update programme.

Summary

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) seeks your views on proposals to amend the following Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods relating to Building Code clauses B1 Structure, B2 Durability, E2 External moisture and H1 Energy efficiency:

  • B1/VM1, B1/AS1
  • B2/AS1
  • E2/AS4
  • H1/AS1, H1/VM1

The most significant proposals are:

  • buildings on ground prone to liquefaction and lateral spread will require more robust foundations
  • citing an Acceptable Solution for light steel framing housing
  • promoting energy efficient lighting.

How to make a submission

Submissions close at 5pm on 13 September 2019.

You can provide your comment on proposals to amend specific Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods for the November 2019 Building Code update by:

Completing our online submission form (preferred)

or

Completing and emailing the submission form template to buildingfeedback@mbie.govt.nz 

or

Completing, printing and posting the submission form template to:
Building Performance and Engineering Team
Building System Performance
PO Box 1473
Wellington 6140
New Zealand 

or

Typing or writing out your submission to the above email address or postal address.

The consultation document includes questions you may like to respond to in your submission. These questions are listed in full in the submission form. Please note you do not need to answer all of these questions.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please email them to buildingfeedback@mbie.govt.nz