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Standards New Zealand update

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New publications

Building - including plumbing, gas and building services

AS/NZS 3690: 2009

Installation of ABS pipe systems
Primarily addresses the installation, testing and commissioning of ABS pipes and fittings for water plumbing, drainage, stormwater drainage, and industrial and irrigation applications and is not intended to replace industry-specific installation codes or regulations. Site specific characteristics may require provisions additional to the requirements in this Standard.

Standards in development

Building - including plumbing, gas and building services

Timber framed buildings

Committee: P3604
Project Manager: Mani Taare
Estimated Publication Date: Late 2010, early 2011
Comments: The project is in the draft development stage. The organisational structure for the project is a Leadership Group, P3604 Technical committee and there are five workgroups covering Loadings, Durability, Bracing, Roof framing and Design appearance and clarity. Plan to have revised draft ready for public comment by November 2009.

Revision of NZS 3122: 1995 and NZS 3123: 1974

Committee: P3122-3123
Project Manager: Mani Taare
Estimated Publication Date: August 2009
Comments: A project for the revision of NZS 3122: 1995 Specification for portland and blended cements (General and special purpose) and revision of NZS 3123: 1974 Specification for portland pozzolan cement (type PP cement)

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 Installing insulation - Amendment 1 Committee: P4246 A1 Project Manager: Vicki Allison Estimated Publication Date: October 2009
Comments: The draft amendment is expected to be released for public consultation in June.

Thermal insulation - Housing and small buildings

Committee: P4218 Project Manager: Sonia van Ree
Estimated Publication Date: June 2009 Revision of NZS3404 Steel structures - Phases 1, 2 and 3 Committee: P3404
Project Manager: Jono East
Estimated Publication Date: July 2009 (NZS 3404 part 1 only)
Comments: The committee are confirming final changes to 3404.1 draft resulting from public comment review.

WS-013 Review of domestic wastewater systems

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

Fire protection

Fire sprinkler systems for residential occupancies

Committee: P4515 Revision
Project Manager: Erin Alderton
Estimated publication date: November/ December 2009
Comments: The Standard has been revised to provide clarification as to what is and is not a sleeping occupancy. It has also been updated to align with NZS 4541 where appropriate. The published formal interpretations relating to the Standard have been considered as part of the revision. Public comment on the draft commenced in June.

Fire sprinkler systems for houses

Committee: P4517 Revision
Project Manager: Erin Alderton
Estimated Publication Date: January/ February 2010
Comments: The Standard is being revised to emphasise its application to domestic occupancies only and to address design and installation issues identified since publication. Any fire formal interpretations relating to NZS 4517 since it was last amended in 2003 will be applied during this project. Public comment will commence in July.

Automatic fire sprinkler systems correction amendment

Committee: P4541
Project Manager: Vicki Allison
Estimated Publication Date: June 2009
Comments: 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: 2010
Comments: P4520 committee has been constituted with the purpose of adopting AS 1905.1: 2005 and AS 6905: 2007 as a new New Zealand Standard (NZS 4520: 20XX). The committee are currently reviewing the initial draft document.

Interconnected smoke alarms for single household units

Committee: P4514
Project Manager: Vicki Allison
Estimated Publication Date: July 2009
Comments: Public consultation for the revised NZS 4514 closed at the end of May and the Standard is expected to be published in July.

Land development and subdivision engineering amendment

Committee: P4404
Project Manager: Bruce Taylor
Estimated Publication Date: April 2010
Comments: Work on amending NZS 4404: 2004 - Land Development and Subdivision Engineering began in April 2009. Public consultation on an amended draft is scheduled for September 2009.