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Maintaining the Building Code

The annual Building Code update is a maintenance programme created to ensure effective management of the Building Code and its documents. This can include updates to the Building Code regulations, Acceptable Solutions, Verification Methods and published guidance information. Updating the Building Code regularly helps ensure it keeps pace with modern construction methods.

Update process

Every year, MBIE consults on the Building Code its documents providing an opportunity for the public and sector to submit feedback on the proposed changes.

After the consultation closes, all submissions are considered and analysed before we release the outcome of consultation and updated documents are published.

Recommended topics for the update are generated by MBIE engineers, architects and other technical staff within the Building Performance and Engineering team based on current priorities and available resources. Additional advice on these topics is also provided by the Code Advisory Panel

Submitting feedback

If you have any suggestions to improve the Building Code compliance documents outside of the consultation period, please let us know about emailing us at buildingfeedback@mbie.govt.nz

Work programme

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