Verification Method B1/VM1 Proposed to be Amended
Pursuant to section 29 of the Building Act 2004 (“Act”), I give notice that the Verification Method B1/VM1, for the Building Code clause B1 Structure, is proposed to be amended.
Proposal to Issue a Ban on the Use of the Loop Bar Hanger Connection Detail
Pursuant to section 29 of the Act, I give notice that the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (“Ministry”) is proposing to issue a ban on the use of the loop bar hanger connection detail associated with the support of pre-cast concrete flange-hung double-tee flooring units.
Verification Method B1/VM1 is Proposed to be Amended by Changes to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Pursuant to sections 406 and 409 of the Act, I give notice that the Verification Method B1/VM1 for the New Zealand Building Code clause B1 Structure is proposed to be amended by changes to material incorporated by reference.
New Materials Proposed to be Incorporated by Reference
Pursuant to section 409(2) of the Act, I give notice that the following materials are proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Verification Method B1/VM1:
AS/NZS 1554.1:2014 Amend 1, 2
BS EN 14399-1:2015
BS EN 14399-2:2015
BS EN 14399-3:2015
BS EN 14399-5:2015
Amendment to Material Incorporated by Reference
Pursuant to sections 406(c)(ii) and 409(2) of the Act, I give notice that the material previously incorporated by reference into the Verification Method B1/VM1, as set out in Column 1 in the table below, is proposed to be replaced by the material in Column 2:
|Column 1||Column 2|
|NZS 3101.1:2006 Amend: 1, 2||NZS 3101.1:2006 Amend: 1, 2, 3|
Copies and Viewing of the Proposals for the Changes
The statements of proposal for the changes to the Verification Method B1/VM1, the proposed ban and the material incorporated by reference in the Verification Method B1/VM1, can be downloaded free of charge from the Ministry’s website: www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/building-construction/consultations.
The statements of proposal are also available from the Wellington office of the Ministry at 15 Stout Street, Wellington, between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Purchase of Material Incorporated by Reference
The material incorporated by reference described above may be purchased directly from:
- Standards New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 15 Stout Street, Wellington 6011, or online at www.standards.govt.nz.
- BSI New Zealand Limited, Level 10, 21 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, or online at www.bsigroup.com/en-NZ.
Viewing Materials Incorporated by Reference
Materials incorporated by reference are available for inspection free of charge at the Ministry’s Wellington office between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
To make an appointment to view material incorporated by reference, call 0800 242 243.
I invite submissions on the proposals contained in this notice by 20 November 2017. Submissions can be made in the following ways:
- By email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Consultation – Feedback – Consultation – Amendments to B1/VM1 and Loop Bar Connection Ban 2017” in the subject line; or
- by courier or post to Consultation–Feedback–Amendments to B1/VM1 and Loop Bar Connection Ban 2017, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 15 Stout Street (PO Box 1473), Wellington 6140, attention: Bruce Klein.
Dated at Wellington this 5th day of October 2017.
ANNA BUTLER, General Manager, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.