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Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods For New Zealand Building Code Clause B2 Durability

All content related to B2 Durability

2nd edition, amendment 9

Current version: Effective from 1 January 2017

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

NZS 4223.2:2016 is cited as a means of compliance for the durability of insulating glass units (double glazing).

Cited content in this document can be found on the Building CodeHub website.

2nd edition, amendment 8

Effective from 14 August 2014 to 30 May 2017

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

Overview

All of the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods relating to B2 are contained in one document.

  • B2/VM1 provides means of demonstrating compliance with B2 Durability through laboratory tests, in-service history and the comparable performance of similar building elements.  
  • B2/AS1 is limited in scope and looks at how easy or hard building elements are to replace, maintenance and common materials (including Douglas fir, radiata pine and plaster). It outlines a means of assessment of the Durability Requirement of a building element.

2nd edition, amendment 7

Effective from 4 April 2011 to 14 August 2014

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

B2 Durability – B2/AS1, B2/VM1. Second edition, Amendment 7. Effective from 4 April 2011 until 14 August 2014.

2nd edition, amendment 6

Effective from 30 September 2010 to 30 July 2014

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

B2 Durability – B2/AS1, B2/VM1. Second edition, Amendment 6. Published 30 June 2010. Effective from 30 September 2010 until 30 July 2014.

2nd edition, amendment 5

Effective from 1 April 2004 to 29 August 2010

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

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