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Consultation on Building Code update for November 2019 - now open

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking your comment on proposals to amend specific Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods for the November 2019 Building Code update.

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/AS2
  • 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.

BC Update 253 - Have your say on Building Code changes – consultation opens 5 August

View the full proposal and provide feedback on the MBIE Corporate website

The consultation period: Monday 5 August 2019 - Friday 13 September 2019.

Notification date: 5 August 2019


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