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Advancement in Combating Leaky Building Problem

Wednesday, 23 June 2004, 2:11 pm | Building Industry Authority

The Building Industry Authority (BIA) has released new requirements that define good practice for the way buildings are designed and built to help overcome leaky building problems. More >>

Treated Timber Changes

Tuesday, 23 December 2003, 10:48 am | Building Industry Authority

Higher levels of timber treatment will be required in parts of buildings more at risk from leaking, the Building Industry Authority announced today. More >>

Building Consents And Code Compliance Certificates

Thursday, 4 December 2003, 2:45 pm | Building Industry Authority

The Building Industry Authority has been advised that Auckland City Council is declining consents or code compliance certificates for buildings using monolithic cladding, without cavities. The BIA has been working closely with Auckland City over recent ... More >>

Construction site fatality reinforces control

Monday, 17 November 2003, 3:16 pm | Building Industry Authority

The Building Industry Authority (BIA) today endorsed the decision of the Auckland City Council to prosecute a developer for failing to comply with the conditions of their building consent, resulting in the tragic death of a site worker. More >>

New Chief Executive Announced

Tuesday, 21 October 2003, 10:34 pm | Building Industry Authority

John Ryan has been appointed chief executive of the Building Industry Authority, chairman Barry Brown announced today. More >>

Code Requirements For Apartments Clarified

Friday, 10 October 2003, 2:16 pm | Building Industry Authority

In recent days there has been some comment in the media on the criteria for determining whether or not apartments comply with the New Zealand Building Code. More >>

BIA Releases Submissions on Timber Treatment

Friday, 12 September 2003, 11:02 am | Building Industry Authority

Chief Executive of the Building Industry Authority, Richard Martin, said more than 300 submissions had been received by the BIA on proposed changes to the requirements for treatment of house framing timber and external moisture management in New Zealand ... More >>

Proposed Changes To Building Code

Monday, 25 August 2003, 11:54 am | Building Industry Authority

The Building Industry Authority (BIA) is proposing a series of changes to New Zealand Building Code Clause F4 Safety from Falling and its Acceptable Solution F4/AS1. More >>

300 Submissions Received On Treated Timber

Friday, 15 August 2003, 10:37 am | Building Industry Authority

300 SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO TREATED TIMBER (B2) AND EXTERNAL MOISTURE MANAGEMENT (E2) REQUIREMENTS More >>

BIA Acts Over Handling Of Grade 500e Steel

Thursday, 17 July 2003, 4:58 pm | Building Industry Authority

The Building Industry Authority (BIA) is investigating concerns that have recently been raised regarding handling procedures for Grade 500E reinforcing steel, a high strength ductile steel. More >>

Closer Monitoring For Legionnaires Disease Cause

Friday, 4 July 2003, 2:56 pm | Building Industry Authority

New rules for testing for the Legionella bacteria have been approved for all new commercial buildings by the Building Industry Authority (BIA), the body responsible for managing the New Zealand Building Code. More >>

Proposed Changes To Treated Timber

Friday, 13 June 2003, 10:50 am | Building Industry Authority

The Building Industry Authority has announced proposals for significant changes to its Approved Documents that set out how timber should be treated and the way external moisture should be managed in residential dwellings. More >>

BIA Welcomes Building Act Changes

Monday, 26 May 2003, 5:18 pm | Building Industry Authority

The Building Industry Authority (BIA) today welcomed the Government’s decisions on proposals for better regulation of the building industry. More >>

Report on Copper Chrome Arsenate Timber Treatment

Friday, 2 May 2003, 3:15 pm | Building Industry Authority

The Building Industry Authority has received a report into the health concerns surrounding CCA treated timber, commissioned by ERMA New Zealand, and is considering its findings. More >>

Smoke Alarms To Be Required In All New Homes

Wednesday, 9 April 2003, 3:19 pm | Building Industry Authority

As from 22 April 2003 automatic smoke detection and alarm systems will need to be installed in all new Detached Dwellings and other household units built where there is not already a requirement for them. More >>

Response to Select Committee Reports

Tuesday, 25 March 2003, 5:17 pm | Building Industry Authority

Building Industry Authority chairman Barry Brown says the BIA has received the Government Administration Select Committee’s financial review of the BIA and its report on the weathertightness problem. More >>

Clarification of Employment Conditions

Tuesday, 25 March 2003, 2:14 pm | Building Industry Authority

BIA Chairman Barry Brown made the following comments today to address some misleading statements around the continued employment of Bill Porteous within the BIA. More >>

Bill Porteous Resignation

Tuesday, 25 March 2003, 7:55 am | Building Industry Authority

He will be retained in a special role within the BIA as chief policy advisor, Mr Brown said. More >>

BIA Nears Completion Of Review Into Treated Timber

Tuesday, 18 March 2003, 2:06 pm | Building Industry Authority

The Building Industry Authority expects to begin consultation on the findings of its treated timber review next month, Chairman Barry Brown announced today. More >>

Building Act Discussion Document Released

Wednesday, 12 March 2003, 1:16 pm | Building Industry Authority

Building Industry Authority Chairman Barry Brown has welcomed the release of the Discussion Document on the Building Act as an important step toward improving the effectiveness of New Zealand’s building regime. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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