NEW MBIE PRACTICE ADVISORIES ON NON-STRUCTURAL BUILDING ELEMENTS

Republished from Building Controls Update, 23 November 2016 – No. 204


Non-structural-failure-large.jpg

The recent Kaikoura earthquake is a timely reminder of the need to ensure good performance of non-structural and secondary structural elements.

MBIE has released two new practice advisories in response to instances of poor performance of non-structural and secondary structural elements in buildings subjected to Canterbury and 2013 Wellington earthquakes.The practice advisories may be updated in the future following lessons from the14 November earthquake.

The new practice advisories are:

•           Practice Advisory 19: Improving earthquake performance of non-structural elements 

•           Practice Advisory 20: Improving earthquake performance of secondary structural elements 

Practice Advisory 19 encourages early engagement of stakeholders and the coordination of design and construction activity. It identifies the Building Code requirements and the relevant building standards and recommends structural engineering advice including construction monitoring to achieve effective details.

Practice Advisory 20 alerts building professionals to the need for careful design detailing and construction monitoring of secondary structural elements, such as precast panels and stairs. The Building Code requirements and relevant building standards are identified.

Read the Minister’s announcement Guidance on non-structural building elements on the Parliament website.


  »A CONCLUSION ON THE INCLUSION - RISK OF SPONTANEOUS GLASS FAILURES
  »RESIDENTIAL POOLS AND THE NEW NZBC F9/AS1 AND F9/AS2
  »HEALTH & SAFETY AND EXPLOSIVES UPDATES
  »UPDATES TO, PLASTER BOARD, PAINTING & TREATMENT STANDARDS
  »BUILDING CODE AMENDMENTS 2017 OVERVIEW
  »MORE INFORMATION ON NZS 4223 AND NZS 3604 UPDATES
  »NEW RESTRICTIONS ON COMBUSTIBLE EXTERNAL CLADDING
  »NEW SLIP RESISTANCE AND AS 4586
  »AS/NZS 5601.1 AND THE AFFECT ON G4, G10 AND G11
  »AS/NZS 3500 AND THE AFFECT ON G12 AND G13
  »CHANGES TO H1 AND THE AFFECTS OF THE NEW NZS 4218
  »UPDATING WORK SECTIONS IN MASTERSPEC
  »STEEL REINFORCEMENT MESH FOR CONCRETE - CLARIFICATION
  »NEW ELECTRICAL STANDARDS
  »NEW AS/NZS 1252 STANDARDS FOR BOLTS, NUTS & WASHERS
  »SPECIFYING MEMBRANE LEAK TEST METHOD AT DESIGN STAGE
  »REFRIGERANTS AND REFRIGERATING SYSTEMS - NEW STANDARDS
  »NEW ACOUSTIC STANDARD AS/NZS 2107 PROMPTS OTHER CHANGES
  »MBIE AMEND 28 ACCEPTABLE SOLUTIONS AND 10 VERIFICATION METHODS
  »NEW GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING GUIDANCE FROM MBIE AND THE NZGS
  »CHANGES TO SEISMIC DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR SUSPENDED CEILINGS
  »NEW MBIE PRACTICE ADVISORIES ON NON-STRUCTURAL BUILDING ELEMENTS
  »CLARIFICATION ON TESTING OF GRADE 500E DUCTILE STEEL MESH
  »NEW STANDARD FOR PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AND SURFACING COMING INTO EFFECT
  »NEW POOL SAFETY LEGISLATION
  »ASBESTOS REMOVAL NEW CODE OF PRACTICE
  »NEW NZS 4246 INSULATION STANDARD
  »NZS 1170.5: 2004 NEW AMENDMENT
  »PHOTOVOLTAIC STANDARDS CHANGE
  »UPDATES TO GLAZING IN BUILDINGS STANDARDS NZS 4223
  »DESIGNING FOR COUNTER TERRORISM
  »MASTERSPEC TENDER FORMS UPDATED
  »AS/NZS 1170.2:2011 NEW AMENDMENT
  »NSW APARTMENT DESIGN GUIDE
  »DESIGNING SCHOOLS IN NEW ZEALAND
  »THE GREENEST COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN THE WORLD
  »CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS ACT NOW INCLUDES DESIGNERS, ENGINEERS, QS'S
  »GOOD PRACTICE GUIDELINES - EXCAVATION SAFETY
  »CHANGES TO GENERIC SECTION 8430 FENCES
  »MASTERSPEC ELECTRICAL SECTIONS UPDATES
  »NEW SECTION 7628 VRF AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM
  »NEW FIRE SAFETY SYSTEMS SECTIONS
  »FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - MATCHING THE HAZARD
  »PASSIVE VENTILATION IN THE CLASSROOM – A NEW STUDY
  »NEW SECTION 7383 FIRE & SMOKE CURTAINS
  »NEW SECTION 7371 UNDERGROUND FIRE HYDRANTS
  »NEW SECTION 7372 FIRE HYDRANT SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS
  »NEW GLASS BARRIER REQUIREMENTS FROM 1 JUNE 2016
  »NOW YOU CAN HIGHLIGHT IN MASTERSPEC NEXTGEN2
  »MBIE - QUICK GUIDE TO PRODUCT SUBSTITUTION
  »COMPLAINTS ABOUT NON-COMPLIANT BUILDING PRODUCTS
© 2017 Construction Information Limited
Construction Information Limited Construction Information
Powered by streamSWEET CMS  
Feedback