Warning on the Use of Loop Bar Details
Pursuant to section 26 of the Building Act 2004 (“Act”), I give notice that the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (“Ministry”) has issued a warning about the use of loop bar support details that do not comply with NZS 3101.1:2006 Amendment 3 that are used to reinforce flange-hung, double-tee precast concrete floor units.
The warning comes into force on 3 April 2018 and will remain in place until amended or revoked by the Ministry. The Ministry has issued the warning using the procedure in section 29(5)(d) of the Building Act 2004.
A copy of the warning is available to download from the Ministry’s website, www.building.govt.nz.
Amendment to Verification Method B1/VM1
Pursuant to section 24(1) of the Act, I give notice of an amendment to the Verification Method B1/VM1 that was first issued in July 1992. The amended version of Verification Method B1/VM1 (Amendment 16) comes into force on 3 April 2018. The preceding version (Amendment 15) continues to be in force until 30 June 2018. From 3 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 either version (Amendment 15 or Amendment 16) may be used.
Verification Method B1/VM1 is available for download free of charge from the Ministry’s website, www.building.govt.nz/building-code-compliance.
New Material Incorporated by Reference
Pursuant to section 410(1)(e) of the Act, I give notice that the following materials are to be incorporated by reference into Verification Method B1/VM1 on 3 April 2018:
AS/NZS 1554.1:2014 Amends: 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 410(1)(e) of the Act, I give notice that the material previously incorporated by Verification Method B1/VM1, as set out in Column 1 in the table below, is replaced by the material in Column 2 on 3 April 2018:
NZS 3101.1:2006 Amends: 1, 2
NZS 3101.1:2006 Amends: 1, 2, 3
Viewing Materials Incorporated by Reference
Material incorporated by reference is available for inspection free of charge at the Ministry’s Wellington office, between the hours of 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
To make an appointment to view material incorporated by reference, call 0800 242 243.
Purchase of Material Incorporated by Reference
Copies of the material incorporated by reference may be purchased directly from Standards New Zealand, MBIE, 15 Stout Street, Wellington 6011, or online at www.standards.govt.nz.
Dated at Wellington this 3rd day of April 2018.
ANNA BUTLER, General Manager Building System Performance, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.