Posted: 28 September 2018
As the building and construction regulator, MBIE wants to obtain expert building sector advice to increase our awareness of new emerging risks or changes to existing risk settings in the New Zealand Building Code system. This advice will help MBIE make decisions on what Building Code regulatory changes may be needed.
BCTRAG will focus on identifying technical risks in the Building Code system, and provide:
- strategic advice to MBIE on risks related to the Building Code technical clauses (the A to H clauses) and the documents that provide a means of complying with the Building Code
- feedback on building sector technical trends and innovations
- advice on the wider impacts of Building Code performance settings.
MBIE has worked with Engineering New Zealand and the New Zealand Institute of Architects to set up BCTRAG. The group will have nine permanent members representing technical organisations in the building and construction sector.
The group will also interact with a number of organisations representing more specialist areas in the building sector. These organisations will also be able to provide input and expertise to the group discussions and give feedback on how the BCTRAG is functioning.
The first BCTRAG meeting will be held in November 2018 to set out how the group will function.