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BC Update 229: MBIE publishes Fire safety design guide for residential community housing

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 229: MBIE publishes Fire safety design guide for residential community housing
Guidance for when an alternative solution is used to demonstrate Building Code compliance.

BC Update 225: Revised scope for C/VM2 Framework for Fire Safety Design

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 225: Revised scope for C/VM2 Framework for Fire Safety Design
On 24 November 2017 MBIE amended the scope for Building Code Verification Method C/VM2 Framework for Fire Safety Design.

BC Update 215: Consultation opens on new fire safety proposals

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MBIE is seeking your feedback on proposals to improve fire safety regulations for New Zealand buildings.

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods Amendments 2017

News and updates > Codewords > Codewords Issue 76 > Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods Amendments 2017
Twenty-eight Acceptable Solutions and ten Verification Methods for complying with the Building Code have been amended and took effect from 1 January 2017.

BC Update 206: Amendments to Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 206: Amendments to Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods
Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods for the Building Code have been amended and are in force from 1 January 2017.

Feedback sought on Acceptable Solutions C/AS 2–7 – alternative format

News and updates > All news and updates > Feedback sought on Acceptable Solutions C/AS 2–7 – alternative format
Workshops to gauge stakeholder views on a new format for the current set of Protection from fire Acceptable Solutions.

BC Update 193: Consultation on amending Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods 2016

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 193: Consultation on amending Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods 2016
We want your feedback by 31 August on proposals to amend Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods

BC Update 190: Clarification on designing firecells for more than 1000 people

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 190: Clarification on designing firecells for more than 1000 people
You need to comply with Clause C4.4 regardless of how many people occupy a 1000 person firecell at any one time.

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