Members Only - Retentions Regime Guidance Document

The Retentions Regime is part of the Construction Contract Amendment Act 2015 and further legislation for the retentions regime, the Regulatory Systems (Commercial Matters) Amendment Bill, was passed by parliament in time to take effect on 31 March 2017.  Specialist Trade Contractors Federation (STCF) joined Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) and the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) in issuing Retention Guidance Bulletin 1.  Continue reading

Members Only - NZTA guidance on asphalt depth for high shear stress locations

The NZ Transport Agency issued guidance on the minimum depth of asphalt for pavement locations which are subject to high shear stress, such as roundabouts and intersections. Traffic, particularly heavy vehicles, put significant shear forces on road pavements when turning or changing directions.   Continue reading

Members Only - Department of Internal Affairs Updated SFA

The Department of Internal Affairs has recently reviewed their ACENZ Short Form Agreement (SFA) / IPENZ Short Form Model Conditions of Engagement Amendments in early 2017. This review has been in consultation with DIA's legal and commercial procurement teams, their insurance advisors and representatives from industry. Continue reading

Members Only - Ministry of education weathertightness bulletin

In this post you can view the Ministry of Education's latest bulletin providing information about their weathertightness failure repair programme. This issue provides a summary of the journey so far, their changed approach and some frequently asked questions. Continue reading

Members Only - MBIE Fire Programme Update

In this post you can find closing remarks from the MBIE Fire Programme Manager, Alistair MacKay. Continue reading

Members Only - Nick Smith says Thank You to ACENZ

Part of the ACENZ role is to regularly engage with Ministers and other key stakeholders within the industry. The Hon Dr Nick Smith has been a regular supporter of ACENZ and often reaches out to consult on big industry issues. Here you can view a thoughtful holiday card and his Awards thank you to ACENZ. Continue reading

Members Only - Syndicated Christchurch Producer Statement Panels

A note from the ACENZ Chief Executive, Kieran Shaw (Member Advisory) on the Syndicated Christchurch Producer Statement Panels - concerns of NZIA and ACENZ: There has been a recent issue concerning prohibitive conditions contained within a December 2016 released Ministry of Education contract for a panel framework agreement. Thanks to an MoU in place with MoE and also due to swift and positive action by the ministries executive staff this issue has been resolved. Continue reading

Members Only - Interim Special Conditions for CCCS and Short Form

The CCCS document is currently under review to fully address the latest legislative changes for both the Health and Safety at Work Act as well as the Construction Contracts Act. While this process is still underway, please use the below recommended interim conditions for CCCS or Short Form Agreements. Continue reading

Members Only - Ministry of Education's structural and geotechnical guidelines

The Ministry of Education has shared with ACENZ a newly released guideline document on their structural and geotechnical guidelines. Continue reading

Members Only - Auckland Council B2 Compliance Letter

ACENZ's recent successful negotiations with Auckland Council have resulted in the Council agreeing to accept a supporting letter covering B2 (must be site specific and include the property address and building consent number) to a PS1 document as evidence of compliance. Continue reading