2013/057: Refusal to issue a building consent and the code compliance of precast wall panels to be fixed on a proposed warehouse building
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority not to issue a building consent for a proposed warehouse building. The authority is not satisfied that the proposed building work will comply with Clause B1 Structure of the Building because precast concrete panels that form a large part of the exterior fabric of the warehouse had been designed as an integral part of the structure, and not as a building as described in the loadings standard. The matter to be determined is whether the authority correctly exercised its powers when it refused to issue a building consent for the warehouse. In making my decision I must consider: whether the precast panels are considered part as described in Section 8 of Part 5 of NZS 1170; and whether the precast panels comply with of the Building Code Clause B1 Structure.