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BC Update 227: Amendments to Unreinforced Masonry Building Securing Fund

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 227: Amendments to Unreinforced Masonry Building Securing Fund
The Government is making amendments to the $4.5 million Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Building Securing Fund.

BC Update 226: Making building Standards easier to access

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MBIE is making it easier for people to access building-related documents.

BC Update 224: New version of guidance 'Securing parapets and facades on URM buildings'

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 224: New version of guidance 'Securing parapets and facades on URM buildings'
MBIE has published a new version of its guidance on securing parapets and facades on unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings.

BC Update 223: Consultation opens on B1/VM1 and loop bar connections

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 223: Consultation opens on B1/VM1 and loop bar connections
Proposals to amend Verification Method B1/VM1 and ban loop bar connections of flange-hung double-tee precast flooring.

BC Update 222: New geotechnical planning and engineering resource published

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 222: New geotechnical planning and engineering resource published
On 26 September 2017 MBIE and MfE published Planning and engineering guidance for potentially liquefaction-prone land.

BC Update 220: Priority Buildings guidance for earthquake-prone buildings now available

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 220: Priority Buildings guidance for earthquake-prone buildings now available
Priority buildings were introduced in the national system for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings.

BC Update 218: New system for managing earthquake-prone buildings comes into effect

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 218: New system for managing earthquake-prone buildings comes into effect
The new national system for managing earthquake-prone buildings changes the way earthquake-prone buildings are identified, assessed and managed.

Online tutorial for passive rockfall protection structures now available

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An online tutorial providing instruction on the design of passive rockfall protection structures is now available on the IPENZ website.

BC Update 216: New geotechnical building resources published

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MBIE and NZGS published two new geotechnical engineering guidance documents, and MBIE published a new Field Guide: Rapid post disaster building usability assessment – Geotechnical.

BC Update 213: MBIE releases Statistics House Investigation Report

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 213: MBIE releases Statistics House Investigation Report
Independent Panel’s investigation report into the performance of Statistics House released.

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