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Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods For New Zealand Building Code Clause F8 Signs

All content related to F8 Signs

2nd edition, amendment 4

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.

AS/NZS 2293.2 is updated to the latest version and NZS 4541 is cited. Exit signs, sprinkler signage and electromagnetic compatibility are clarified (paragraphs 4.5.1, 5.4 and Appendix A respectively). Suitable LED lighting is included as an acceptable means to recharge photoluminescent signs.

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

2nd edition, amendment 3

Effective from 14 February 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.

All of the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods relating to F8 are contained in one document.

  • F8/AS1 provides a definition of what ‘clearly visible’ means in relation to signs.  It gives a design solution to describe one way of meeting requirements through language, typography, pictograms, proportion of lettering, lit signs and contrasting colours.  It shows the appropriate features and location of signs relating to exit and safety.
  • Appendix gives a modification to the Standard relating to electromagnetic compatibility.

2nd edition, amendment 2

Effective from 10 April 2012 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.

1st edition, amendment 1

Effective from 1 September 1993 to 10 July 2012

 

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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