Operations Group work in progress
Current Building Code related work being performed by the Operations Group.
Building Code Clauses
- Identify need for Clause change
- Appoint project manager and/ or establish working group
- Prepare information for public comment
- Public comment
- Analyse public comment
- New Clause drafted for Chief Executive's approval
- Final draft goes through regulaton approval process
Compliance Documents publication process
- Identify need for change to Compliance Document
- Appoint project manager and/or establish working group
- Prepare information for public consultation
- Public consultation
- Consider comments received from consultation
- Prepare draft for Chief Executive's approval
Clause B1, Structure – concrete construction
Stage: publication Amendment to the references page to include Amendment 3 to Standard NZS 3101 and Amendment 2 to Standard NZS 3109.
Now available from Vicbooks (see page 11).
Stage: public comment Proposal to cite Amendment 4 to NZS 3603 in B1/VM1. Comment closes 15 July.
Stage: prepare information for public comment Citation of new loading Standards (AS/NZS 1170 Parts 0, 1, 2 and 3, and NZS 1170 Part 5).
Stage: prepare for publication Citation of Amendment 1 to NZS 3109.
Clause C, Fire Safety – minimum fire ratings
Stage: analyse public comment Amendment to the Acceptable Solution C/AS1 which proposes increases to the minimum fire ratings required.
Clause C, Fire Safety – safety in day-care centres where children sleep
Stage: analyse public comment Amendment to Acceptable Solution C/AS1 regarding fire safety precautions and escape methods in buildings where young children may sleep.
Clause C, Fire Safety – single means of escape
Stage: assess need for change to C/AS1 Concerning the design requirements for multi-storey buildings with single means of escape from fire.
Clause E2, External Moisture
Stage: publication Amendments to E2/AS1 in preparation for implementation on 1 July 2005.
Clause E3, Internal Moisture
Stage: publication/public comment Amendment to Code Clause published with respect to domestic ventilation. Proposed amendments to Acceptable Solution E3/AS1 and Verification Method E3/VM1.
Clause F3, Hazardous Substances and Processes
Stage: prepare information for public comment Amendment to Compliance Document to comply with the new HSNO Act covering the storage of
hazardous liquids and gases in buildings.
Clause F4, Safety from Falling
Stage: final draft going through the regulation Amendments to Clause and Acceptable Solution approval process F4/AS1 concerning barriers not being used as seats and barrier heights.
Clause F6, Lighting for Emergency
Stage: Preparing for consultation Amendments to the Code Clause and Compliance Document.
Clause G6, Airborne and Impact Sound
Stage: analyse public comment A complete review of the Code Clause and its (delayed until October by Code review) Compliance Document.
Proposals contain new methods for measuring sound and new criteria for protection from environmental sound.
Clause G6, Airborne and Impact Sound – classroom acoustics
Stage: analyse public comment Amendments to the Code Clause and its (awaiting G6 main clause) Compliance Document.
Clause G14, Industrial Liquid Waste
Stage: final draft going through the Amendments to Code Clause and Compliance regulation approval process Document: G14/AS1 and G14/VM1 altered, and a new Verification Method G14/VM2 for Foul Water: On-site disposal.
Clause H1, Energy Efficiency
Stage: preparation for public comment on Proposal to cite revision of the Standard for house implementation date insulation referenced in Acceptable Solution H1/AS1.