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NZS 4229:2013 Concrete masonry buildings not requiring specific engineering design

Abbreviation
NZS 4229:2013
Valid from
27/03/2013
Replaces

Information provider
Standards New Zealand
Author
Standards New Zealand
Information type
New Zealand Standard
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Description

NZS 4229 sets a minimum standard for the design and construction of reinforced concrete masonry buildings.

When applied by architects, designers, builders, engineers, apprentices, building consent authorities, and building industry regulators, NZS 4229 provides these users with a cost effective means of compliance and practical guidance for designing and building to meet New Zealand Building Code requirements, without the need for specific engineering design.

It provides prescribed methods for the design and construction of reinforced concrete masonry buildings up to 10 metres in height, including domestic dwellings and most other residential buildings, and some commercial buildings.

The use of NZS 4229 during design and building provides consumers with assurance that their home has been built to meet the legislative requirements of the New Zealand Building Code.

Scope

This Standard is intended as a means of compliance with the following requirements of the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC):

  • (a) Clause B1 Structure: Masonry constructed in accordance with this Standard and NZS 4210 will meet the requirements of B1.3.1, B1.3.2, and B1.3.4 for loads from B1.3.3(a), (b), (d), (f), (h), and (j), that is for loads arising from gravity, earth pressure, earthquake, wind, and human impact. This Standard covers masonry constructed to Observation Type B as defined in NZS 4230. Appendix A gives details of concrete masonry walls that are retaining soil. Appendix B gives details of free-standing cantilevered concrete masonry walls;
  • (b) Clause B2 Durability: Masonry constructed in accordance with this Standard will be durable for at least 50 years and will therefore meet B2.3.1(a) of the New Zealand Building Code;
  • (c) Clause E2 External Moisture: Construction in accordance with this Standard will ensure against damage to building components or dampness in the building as a result of external moisture entering through the masonry walls or the concrete slab-on-ground. This Standard ensures compliance with E2.3.2 and E2.3.3 of the New Zealand Building Code for walls and floors only.

This Standard is not a complete solution to Clause E2 as it does not contain provisions for the other elements of the building envelope such as roofing, exterior joinery, and flashings.

Where this Standard has provisions that are in non-specific or unquantified terms (such as where provisions are required to be appropriate, adequate, suitable, and the like), then these do not form part of the means of compliance with the New Zealand Building Code and shall be to the approval of the building consent authority.

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Description

NZS 4229 sets a minimum standard for the design and construction of reinforced concrete masonry buildings.

When applied by architects, designers, builders, engineers, apprentices, building consent authorities, and building industry regulators, NZS 4229 provides these users with a cost effective means of compliance and practical guidance for designing and building to meet New Zealand Building Code requirements, without the need for specific engineering design.

It provides prescribed methods for the design and construction of reinforced concrete masonry buildings up to 10 metres in height, including domestic dwellings and most other residential buildings, and some commercial buildings.

The use of NZS 4229 during design and building provides consumers with assurance that their home has been built to meet the legislative requirements of the New Zealand Building Code.

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NZS 4229:2013 Concrete masonry buildings not requiring specific engineering design
Description

NZS 4229 sets a minimum standard for the design and construction of reinforced concrete masonry buildings.

When applied by architects, designers, builders, engineers, apprentices, building consent authorities, and building industry regulators, NZS 4229 provides these users with a cost effective means of compliance and practical guidance for designing and building to meet New Zealand Building Code requirements, without the need for specific engineering design.

It provides prescribed methods for the design and construction of reinforced concrete masonry buildings up to 10 metres in height, including domestic dwellings and most other residential buildings, and some commercial buildings.

The use of NZS 4229 during design and building provides consumers with assurance that their home has been built to meet the legislative requirements of the New Zealand Building Code.

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