Posted: 23 March 2016
NZFS will apply the design guide to develop specific designs (Alternative Solutions) for both new buildings and alterations to existing buildings. The use of the design guide is aimed at reducing the time and cost to develop fire designs, and ensuring quality fire designs that comply with the Building Code.
The guidance describes how the design guide should be applied by designers and how Building Consent Authorities should use it when considering building consent applications.
If you are a designer and have any questions about the design guides, please contact email@example.com
If you are a Building Consent Authority and have any questions about the design guides, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
MBIE has been approached by other parties with specialist buildings about the possibility of developing a design guide, and will support the development of further guidance. For more information about this work, please email email@example.com