The New Zealand Building Act 2004 amendments came into effect on 13 March 2012. This included a number of changes to the Compliance Schedule and Building Warrant of Fitness process.
The Act requires that the Compliance Schedule be updated to remain consistent with the changes to the Act and Regulations. Primarily this means that the descriptions of “Specified Systems” under the 1991 Building Act no longer applies.
Owners are required to apply for these amendments on the prescribed Form 11 before 13 March 2013.
The main changes are:
The purpose of the changes to the Act is to ensure all specified systems in a building are listed on the Compliance Schedule with sufficient information about the appropriate performance standards and inspection and maintenance procedures to ensure that the inspections are carried out correctly and completely. The Compliance Schedules of some Building Owners will already meet these requirements.
We recommend that you consult your IQP to assist you with these amendments.