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Roof edge protection equipment draft standards

Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand have released drafts DR02001 and DR02002 roof edge protection equipment for public comment.

Organisations and interested parties were invited to comment during March.

The new drafts cover general requirements in part one and installation and dismantling requirements in part two.

Copies of the document are available free from the Standards New Zealand website,

Alternatively, a hard copy of the document can be bought from the Standards New Zealand sales section for $20 + GST.

BRANZ Seminars cover changes to contracts

Changes looming with the new proposed Construction Contracts Act (CCA) are being highlighted in a series of seminars being held throughout New Zealand.

The seminars, organised by BRANZ and called `The Money-Go-Round', set out to prepare members of the building and construction industry for the new framework under the act. Contractors and subcontractors will be most affected although there are changes for all sectors.

Topics covered include allocation of risk in the building process, an overview of different types of building contracts such as lump sum, labour only and shared risk. Legal obligations and how to protect themselves from risk in building contracts will also be discussed with participants.

The seminars began in March and continue through April. The cost is $50 per person, including GST.

`On reasonable grounds' seminar

An annual training seminar is being held by the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand. The focus for the conference builds on last year's theme, How can you, as a building official, be satisfied `on reasonable grounds'?

The keynote speaker, David Kirkpatrick of Simpson Grierson, will address that topic.

CINZ President Phillip O'Sullivan will speak on weathertightness at the seminar. Other speakers cover a diverse range of subjects, such as damages and costs, expansive clays, giving evidence as an expert witness in court, swimming pool fencing and advice on windows and timber grading.


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