2014/011: Regarding the refusal to accept a proposed alternative method for assessing site subsoil classes to establish Building Code compliance
- Valid from
- Information provider
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
- Information type
Regarding the refusal to accept a proposed alternative method for assessing site subsoil classes to establish Building Code compliance at 181-185 Victoria Street, Wellington
The application for determination arose from the applicants' plan to carry out earthquake strengthening on their existing building.
In initial discussions with the authority, they proposed using a new method for interpolating between the site subsoil classes described in NZS 1170.5:2004 as part of their means of establishing compliance with the Building Code. However. the authority advised that it would not accept this method as a proposed alternative solution.
The matter determined was the exercise of the authority’s power of decision in respect of a proposed building consent.