Building Controls Update 152
18 February 2014
A list of amended Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods.
Providing sufficient natural light for occupied spaces and appropriate visual awareness of the outside for occupants.
This clause requires habitable spaces to have adequate windows for natural light and visual awareness of the outside environment to safeguard against illness, and loss of amenity due to isolation.
It requires natural light of no less than 30 lux at floor level for 75% of the standard year, and for transparent openings in certain buildings.
Record of amendments is a record of changes to the Acceptable Solutions, Verification Methods and handbooks.
These are issued by MBIE to provide one way of complying with the Building Code and must be accepted by BCAs as demonstrating compliance with the related clauses of the Building Code. Using them is not mandatory.
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.
Determinations are made by MBIE on matters of doubt or dispute to do with building work. Rulings are legally binding in relation to each case. Circumstances in one case may differ to others.
All products, systems and construction methods that have achieved CodeMark status will be listed here with their most up to date certificate.
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