Department to be represented at BOINZ annual conference
The annual conference of the Building Officials' Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ) is to be held on 21-23 March 2005 in New Plymouth.
This year's conference is entitled 'Mountains of Knowledge' and will take the shaping of the new Building Act 2004 as its key theme.
Subjects to be covered include accreditation of building consent authorities (BCAs), building product certification and licensing of practitioners. Staff from the Department of Building and Housing will be among the speakers, discussing the role of the Department, the intent of the regulations behind the Act, and the development of a formal education and training strategy.
The Department will also be running three workshops. These will cover the changes being introduced on 31 March 2005 to consents and inspection processes, and the third will consider BCA accreditation.
For more information on the conference, contact BOINZ: