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BC Update 232: MBIE releases addendum to Statistics House Investigation report

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 232: MBIE releases addendum to Statistics House Investigation report
Addendum to the original Independent Panel’s investigation report into the partial floor collapse at Statistics House

BC Update 231: MBIE publishes guide to altering an existing building

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 231: MBIE publishes guide to altering an existing building
Altering an existing building requirements apply to all existing buildings, including those that are earthquake prone.

BC Update 230: MBIE issues loop bar warning and publishes B1/VM1 Amendment 16

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 230: MBIE issues loop bar warning and publishes B1/VM1 Amendment 16
MBIE has issued a warning about the use of loop bar details in flange-hung double-tee precast concrete floor units, and published an amendment to Verification Method B1/VM1.

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.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: