Building Code Compliance Documents and Handbooks
The Department of Building and Housing's Compliance Documents and Building Code Handbook are available for purchase in several different formats, or they can be downloaded for free as PDF files.
New Zealand Building Code Compliance Documents and Handbooks
What sort of publication they are: A4 loose-leaf black and white pages.
Who they are for: Building designers, building officials and tradespeople
What they contain: Acceptable Solutions that, if followed, mean that a building will automatically comply with the Building Code. They also contain Verification Methods that provide a means of testing that a building complies with the Building Code. In addition, Compliance Documents contain the relevant Clause of the Building Code to which they relate, a glossary of defined terms, references to other documents and an index. The Building Code Handbook contains information on how the building controls regulatory framework works, current definitions, lists of all standards referenced in the Compliance Documents, Building Code Clauses and a current index for Compliance Documents.
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