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Building Consent Authority Accreditation Publications

Publications on Building Consent Authority Accreditation-related topics published by the Ministry
(formerly Department of Building and Housing).

Identification and analysis of building consent, inspection and approval costs

Identification and analysis of building consent, inspection and approval costs cover. What sort of publication it is: Analysis document.
Who it's for: Anyone interested in the identification and analysis of building consent, inspection and approval costs.
What it contains: This report focuses on changes in building control costs and building costs in the period from 2000/01 to 2006/07, and the contribution of the Building Act to those changes.
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Summary of findings report 2007/08 building consent authority accreditation assessments

Summary of findings report. What sort of publication it is: Findings report.
Who it's for: Anyone interested in the findings of building consent authority accreditation assessment reports.
What it contains: This report summarises the key findings from the assessments of 72 territorial authorities (TAs) and 3 regional councils that applied to become building consent authorities (BCAs) under a new regulatory scheme introduced by the Building Act 2004.
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Guidelines on ‘Adequate Means’ for private building consent authorities

Guidelines on ‘Adequate Means’ for Private Building Consent Authorities cover. What sort of publication it is: Guidance information
Who it's for: Private organisations that may be considering applying for registration as a building consent authority, insurers, local authorities, and others with an interest in building control-related consumer protection measures.
What it contains: Information about how private organisations seeking registration under the Building Act 2004 as building consent authorities must satisfy the Ministry (formerly the Department of Building and Housing) that they have ‘adequate means’ to cover any civil liabilities that may arise in the performance of the organisation’s functions as a building consent authority.
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Building (Accreditation of building consent authorities) Regulations 2006

Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006. What sort of publication it is: Regulations
Who it's for: Building officials, regional authorities, territorial authorities
What it contains: Building Regulations.
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Building consent authority accreditation preparation and self-assessment Guide

Building Consent Authority Accreditation Preparation and Self-assessment Guide [PDF 936 KB, 124 pages]. What sort of publication it is: Colour brochure
Who it's for: Regional authorities and territorial authorities
What it contains: This booklet provides information to assist organisations that apply to become building consent authorities to prepare their policies, processes and procedures for accreditation assessment. The guide is also a tool to support self assessment for building consent authority accreditation applicants against the Building (accreditation of Building consent authorities) Regulations 2006.
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Building consent authority development guide

Building consent authority development guide (opens in a new browser window). What sort of publication it is: Online publication
Who it’s for: Building officials
What it contains: A tool for applicant building consent authorities to use when preparing for accreditation. Includes process flowcharts and information about the technical processes and procedures of territorial authorities, regional authorities, and building consent authorities.
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Building consent authority development guide: Management processes and procedures module

Building Consent Authority Development Guide: Management Processes and Procedures Module cover. What sort of publication it is: Colour brochure
Who it's for: Regional authorities and territorial authorities
What it contains: This guide is to assist organisations that apply to become building consent authorities to prepare their quality assurance policies, processes and procedures for accreditation assessment and ongoing compliance. The guide also provides good practice guidance that may be used (or adapted for use) by building consent authorities to demonstrate compliance with the accreditation Regulation 17 Assuring quality.  

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A guide to making a complaint about a building consent authority

Guide to making a complaint about a building consent authority publication cover. What sort of publication it is: Guidance information
Who it's for: Anyone who is experiencing a problem, or is concerned about building control services provided by a council acting in their capacity as a building consent authority
What it contains: This guide explains the process for making a formal complaint with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment  (MBIE)about a building consent authority under section 200 of the Building Act 2004.
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Guidelines on registration of private organisations as building consent authorities

Guidelines on Registration of Private Organisations as Building Consent Authorities publication cover. What sort of publication it is: Guidance information
Who it's for: Private organisations which may be considering applying to be registered as a building consent authority under the Building Act 2004
What it contains: the requirements of the Building (Registration of building consent authorities) Regulations 2007 around information that must accompany a registration application.
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National building consent authority competency assessment system

National Building Consent Authority Assessment System publication cover. What sort of publication it is: Guidance information
Who it's for: Building Consent Authorities
What it contains: The national competency assessment system is a framework to assist Building Consent Authorities to assess the competency of their technical building control staff using a national set of performance indicators and specifications which define what competence is in the building control context.
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