Statistics NZ produced a “housing quality conceptual framework” yesterday as a means of defining quality in the sector, which, at least in intensive housing in Auckland over the last 2 decades, has been defined by the cost of fixing leaks.
The Standards & Accreditation Bill, introduced yesterday, is aimed at strengthening the development & delivery of NZ Standards.
Standards NZ has listed 51 standards which be withdrawn because of their age. They’re among 1300 which Standards Australia is reviewing.
The Government has decided to replace the Standards Council & Standards NZ with a “new model” – a statutory board.
Published 15 October 2012 Standards NZ is seeking feedback on the draft of a limited technical review of the standard for conditions of contract for building & civil engineering construction, NZS 3910:2003. Submissions close on Friday 9 November. Changes or new features in the draft include: specific provisions for design & construct contractsmore specific provisions relating […]
Published 4 May 2010 There is now a standard to measure the noise made by traffic, but only on new state highways & local roads, and those that have been substantially altered. NZS 6806:2010, published by Standards NZ last Friday, establishes upper noise limits for those roads and sets out procedures & requirements for […]