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MBIE Opens Consultation on Building Sector Reforms

The consultation is on proposals to improve the regulation of building products and methods, strengthen occupational regulation, look at how risk and liability are managed, reduce the building levy, and strengthen penalties for those who don’t comply with the law.

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18 April 2019
21 March 2019

MBIE Legislative Change Biggest for 15 Years

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MBIE is calling its proposed legislative changes to the building regulatory system in the areas of risk and liability, building products and occupational regulation, the biggest change to the regulations since the Building Act was introduced in 2004.

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21 March 2019

Update on Tariffs and Anti-Dumping Duties on Residential Building Materials

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Tariff concessions have applied to many materials used in residential construction since 2014. The government has decided not to re-impose these tariffs.

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21 February 2019

New Guidance on Fire Performance of External Wall Cladding Systems

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Working with industry experts, MBIE has developed guidance about how external cladding systems should be tested for fire spread performance.

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21 February 2019

NZGBC Update: 7,500 Homes Assessed Through HomeFit

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To promote healthier houses, New Zealand Green Building Council launched the HomeFit initiative in November 2018. We've asked the NZGBC to give us an update on the uptake and initial learnings from the first three months.

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22 November 2018

NZ BIM Benchmark Survey 2018 Results Released

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A look at the fifth year of a five-year programme that follows progress of an industry control group in accelerating the introduction of BIM into NZ.

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21 November 2018

Wanted: An Innovative Relocatable Home Design

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Registrations are now open for a prefabricated home design competition promoted by APL Window Solutions with the support of NZIA and Built Smart.

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24 November 2017

Is BIM Use Maturing? NZ BIM Survey 2017 Results Released

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EBOSS and the BIM Acceleration Committee are pleased to announce the findings from the fourth survey of our five-year programme that follows the progress of the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) into New Zealand.

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24 November 2017

Revised Scope for C/VM2 Framework for Fire Safety Design

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MBIE has released an important announcement regarding the scope for Building Code Verification Method C/VM2 Framework for Fire Safety Design. 

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25 October 2017

EBOSS Wins 2017 National Business Support Award

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EBOSS has been recognised as a leading business support organisation at the 2017 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.

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22 June 2017

New Fire Rating Requirement for Exterior Claddings on Buildings Over 7m High

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Do you know that the 31st of May 2017 marked the beginning of fire rating for exterior cladding over 7m in height?

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