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New Publication

AS/NZS 2311: 2009

Guide to the painting of buildings

Provides a guide to products and procedures for the painting of buildings for general domestic, commercial and industrial use.

Supersedes AS/NZS 2311: 2000


Standard withdrawn

AS/NZS 2311: 2000

Guide to the painting of buildings

Superseded by AS/NZS 2311: 2009 


Standards in Development Building - including plumbing, gas and building services

Timber framed buildings

Committee: P3604
Project Manager: Mani Taare
Estimated Publication Date: 2010
Comments: Formation of the leadership group is complete. The P3604 Technical Committee has been constituted and the second meeting was held on 19 March 2009. Working groups have been established to review specific sections of the Standard. They are: Loadings (1170), Bracing, Durability, Roof framing, Design appearance and clarity.

Specification - Seismic performance of engineering systems in buildings

Committee: P4219
Project Manager: Stuart Ng
Estimated Publication Date: Mid April 2009
Comments: Currently the finalized Standard is with the committee members for postal ballot.

Code of Practice for concrete structures for the storage of liquid

Committee: P3106 Phase 2
Project Manager: Sonia van Ree
Estimated Publication Date: June 2009
Comments: Public Comment meeting was held March 17, and the Committee is now working through action points. Postal ballot is scheduled for mid April.

Thermal insulation - Housing and small buildings

Committee: P4218
Project Manager: Sonia van Ree Estimated
Publication Date: June 2009
Comments: The remainder of the large number of public comments received are being worked through by the Committee, postal ballot will then be carried out, this is expected to be mid April.

Revision of NZS 3404 Steel structures - Phases 1, 2 and 3

Committee: P3404
Project Manager: Jono East
Estimated Publication Date: June 2009 (NZS 3404 part 1 only)
Comments: Committee meeting was held in February to review public comments received on 3404 Part 1. Committee commencing scoping work and revision of Parts 2 and 6.

WS-013 Review of domestic wastewater systems

Committee: WS-013
Project Manager: Jono East
Estimated Publication Date: June 2009
Comments: The committee is revising AS/NZS 1547 draft in light of comments received during the ballot stage. 


Standards in development -  Fire protection

Fire sprinkler systems for residential occupancies

Committee: P4515 Amendment
Project Manager: Erin Alderton
Estimated Publication Date: November 2009
The Standard will be amended to clearly define a residential occupancy and any fire formal interpretations relating to NZS 4515 since its last edition in 2003 will be applied. The committee met in March and meets again in April to continue preparing the draft for public comment.

Fire sprinkler systems for houses

Committee: P4517 Amendment
Project Manager: Erin Alderton
Estimated Publication Date: January 2010
Comments: The Standard will be amended to emphasise its application to domestic occupancies only and to address design and installation issues that have been identified since publication. Any fire formal interpretations relating to NZS 4517 since it was last amended in 2003 will be applied during this project. The committee meets again in early April.

Automatic fire sprinkler systems correction amendment

Committee: P4541
Project Manager: Vicki Allison
Estimated Publication Date: June 2009
Comments: The committee met in late March to discuss the small number of public comments received and to finalise the content of the correction amendment to NZS 4541. The project is on target for publication in June.

Fire-resistant doorsets and smoke doors adoption

Committee: P4520
Project Manager: Jono East
Estimated Publication Date: To be confirmed
Comments: A committee has been constituted with the purpose of adopting AS 1905.1: 2005 and AS 6905: 2007 as a New Zealand Standard. The adoption will enable Department of Building and Housing to reference the new Standard in the Compliance Documents to the New Zealand Building Code. The format of the document will be agreed upon during the first committee meeting.

Interconnected smoke alarms for single household units

Commitee: P4514
Project Manager: Vicki Allison
Estimated Pubication Date: July 2009
Comments: At public comment