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BC Update 155: Proposed changes to AS/VM for Protection from fire and Backcountry huts

Posted: 4 April 2014

BC Update
Urgent amendments and minor changes to the Acceptable Soltuions C/AS1-C/AS7 and Verification Method C/VM2 for Protection from Fire, as well as the Acceptable Solution BCH/AS1 for Backcountry huts require comment.

This Building Controls Update is a periodic news bulletin for the building sector.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), seeks your comment on:

  • urgent amendments made to the Acceptable Solutions C/AS1 – C/AS7 and Verification Method (C/VM2) on 19 December 2013, which are now being consulted on
  • further changes to the Acceptable Solutions C/AS1 – C/AS7 and Verification Method (C/VM2) for Protection from Fire
  • and minor changes to the Acceptable Solution for Backcountry Huts, BCH/AS1.

The changes to the Protection from Fire Acceptable Solutions (C/AS1-AS7) and Verification Method (C/VM2) have been developed to provide practical solutions to remedy compliance issues that designers and councils are finding when they apply these documents to building designs.

Minor changes to the Acceptable Solution for Backcountry Huts (BCH/AS1) are proposed to reflect changes that have come into force with the recent Building Code clauses C1-C6 Protection from Fire.

The changes are described in detail in the consultation document, which can be downloaded from the current consultation section on MBIE corporate website.

How do I make a submission?

You can make a submission by going to current consultations section on MBIE corporate website. Consultation closed on 9 May 2014.

Please become familiar with the proposals and have your say.

This Building Controls Update is a periodic news bulletin for the building sector.

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