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This determination considers the compliance of door thresholds to a proposed gymnasium in a school where the threshold incorporates a change in level of 20mm between the external and internal surfaces. The determination assesses the detail against the Acceptable Solutions D1/AS1, C/AS4 and E2/AS1 and discusses the terms “stepped threshold”, “weather stop” and “isolated step”.
The determination considers whether the correct classified use for the proposed poultry sheds is "industrial" or "outbuilding", and whether the operational systems are specified systems and whether a compliance schedule is required. It also considers whether the requirements for access and facilities for people with disabilities apply to the poultry sheds.
This determination considers a dangerous building notice that was issued as a result of notification from the New Zealand Fire Service, and whether there was sufficient evidence to reach the conclusion the building was dangerous. The determination discusses the authority's reliance on the notification issued under the Fire Service Act, the restriction on use for sleeping accommodation included in the notice, and the requirements identified in the notice.
This determination considers the compliance of a Type 6 automatic fire sprinkler system in a basement carpark with Clause C4.3. The determination discusses whether heat detection is required, or if the installed Type 6 automatic fire sprinkler system satisfies the Acceptable Solutions as heat detection. The determination discusses whether there are any significant differences between a sprinkler system and heat detectors that would affect life safety.
This determination considers whether the building in its proposed use will comply with the Building Code in regards to fire safety, laundering, and food preparation. The determination discusses the proposed use of the building and whether there will be a change of use under the Regulations.
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