The Executive of CINZ is to introduce an email newsletter to keep
members better informed of activities the Institute is undertaking
and happenings within the broader industry. This will contain snippets
of information with more detail being included on the website. The
first of these will be produced shortly.
Building Act Review
The Ministry of Economic Development has released a discussion document
on regulation of the building industry. The report "Better
Regulation of the Building Industry in New Zealand: Discussing the
Options" can be found on their website www.med.govt.nz
under the Building Act Review section.
CINZ held a Manufacturers Forum to update manufacturers on the current
understanding of the weather-tightness issue and to identify areas
where further work was needed. As a result a number of project groups
were formed to undertake the identified work.
The identified projects were:
- Development of a verification Method for claddings
- Common details - development of a standard suite
- Balconies and handrails
- Development of a 'standard battened cavity'
- Field Testing
- Cladding common language
In addition to these a number of other projects were identified
that could be developed later or be undertaken by other parties.
- Experimental house
- Demonstration projects
- Education - TA education, specific design education
CINZ is currently planning a series of forums developed specific
for educators to bring them up-to-speed with the latest available
information on weather-tightness. These forums are planned for late
July in Auckland, Wellington and Christchursh.
Standards New Zealand is forming a group to undertake a scoping
study for a weathertightness standard. CINZ has nominated Philip
O'Sullivan to participate in this study.
Standards New Zealand is also forming a committee to develop a Durability
Standard. CINZ has been invited to nominate a representative to
this committee. The Executive is currently looking at the likely
resource requirements before committing to this project.
Weathertightness Guide and Training Course
The Institute is to facilitate the development of these tools as
part of the long-term solution to the weathertightness issue.
Summary of Findings of the New Zealand Industry Study Tour to USA
and Canada. Copies of this report are available from the Claddings
Institute. Please write or email
providing postal address details.
Roof edge protection equipment draft standards; BRANZ
reasonable grounds' seminar