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2017/18 Annual Report

ACE New Zealand Annual Report 2017/18.

Annual Report

2018/19 Annual Report

ACE New Zealand Annual Report 2018/19.

Annual Report

2019/2020 Annual Report

ACE New Zealand Annual Report 2019/2020.

Annual Report

2020/2021 Annual Report

ACE New Zealand Annual Report 2020/2021

Annual Report

Remuneration Survey Summary Report 2023

A summary of the Remuneration Survey 2023.

The Base: The competency framework for consultants in the built and natural environment

What does it take to be a successful professional consultant and how can we develop and retain our people so we’re ready to tackle the sector’s big challenges? ACE New Zealand has...

ACE Regulations - Dispute Resolution Procedures

Regulations to set the procedures ACE will follow when considering any dispute raised about an ACE member, Board member, or ACE New Zealand.

ACE Regulations - Insurance Regulations

Regulations to set the minimum levels of insurance ACE members must hold pursuant to ACE Rule 4.2.

2022/23 Annual Report

ACE New Zealand 2022/23 Annual Report

Annual Report

Intellectual Property and the CCCS Guidelines

Document for members only

Understanding the intellectual property rights when engaging in contractual relationships. 

Contract Guidelines
For members only

Digital agreements advisory

General guidance for ACE members when creating or editing a contract for digital engagement services.

Contract Guidelines

Remuneration Survey Summary Report 2022

A summary of the Remuneration Survey 2022.

A professional services consulting sector where our peoples' mental health flourishes - ACE NZ report

A report on what ACE New Zealand members are doing to provide mentally healthy workplaces.

2021 AGM Minutes

ACE New Zealand Annual General Meeting 2021 Minutes. 

AGM

2021/2022 Annual Report

ACE New Zealand Annual Report 2021/2022

Annual Report

A series producer statements

The A series is for an engineer to use for designs where a building consent is not required.

 

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Producer Statements

Producer statements and quality documents - online form

The revised producer statements and quality documents will significantly improve engineers' and consenting authorities' quality assurance and administrative processes. And, for the first time, the documents are hosted online – with benefits such as real-time updates, cross-population of fields and greater consistency nationwide.

 

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Producer Statements

Letter to Ministers – Destination NZ campaign proposal

A letter to ministers calling for an urgent advertising campaign to promote Aotearoa New Zealand as an attractive destination for skilled workers around the globe, signed by ACE New Zealand, Civil Contractors New Zealand, Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects and Registered Master Builders. 

Remuneration Survey Summary Report 2021

A summary of the Remuneration Survey 2021.

Skills Shortage, Recruitment & Immigration Challenges in the Construction Sector

A report from ACE New Zealand, Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects, Civil Contractors NZ and Registered Master Builders Association, July 2021. 

Practice Alert Kāinga Ora Professional Services Agreement July 2021

CCCS and Special Conditions for Consultancy Services as of July 2021. 

Short Form Agreement Guidelines

A guide to the ACE New Zealand/Engineering New Zealand Short Form Agreement for Consultant Engagement. 

Contract Guidelines

Third Party Disclaimers Advisory

A guide for engineers on the use and importance of third party disclaimers in advice they issue, and to outline how they operate legally to minimise the exposure risk to third party claims relating to advice.

Contract Guidelines

Personnel Challenges - The Ongoing Impact of Covid-19

ACE New Zealand's Personnel Impact Report 2021

Force Majeure Provision NZS3910

Document for members only

An example Force Majeure provision for use with NZS 3910:2013. This example is provided for general information purposes only. It is not legal advice and should not be relied on as an alternative to specific legal advice. ACE New Zealand disclaims liability for any such reliance.

Contracts
For members only

Infrastructure for the Long Haul - Full Report

ACE New Zealand commissioned this report for a broad thematic overview of infrastructure investment in New Zealand in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Infrastructure Full

Infrastructure for the Long Haul - Summary

ACE New Zealand commissioned a report from Sense Partners to understand the broad themes affecting the infrastructure sector in New Zealand in the wake of COVID-19.

Infrastructure Summary

2020 AGM Minutes

ACE New Zealand Annual General Meeting 2020 Minutes. 

AGM

Conditions of Contract for Consultancy Services (CCCS) Guidelines

A guide to the changes made to the Conditions of Contract for Consultancy Services (CCCS). 

Contract Guidelines

Producer Statement PS1 - Design

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A Producer Statement for Building Consent Authorities for the issue of a Building Consent or a Code Compliance Certificate, without having to duplicate design or construction checking undertaken by others.

 

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Producer Statements

Producer Statement PS2 - Design Review

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A Producer Statement for Building Consent Authorities for the issue of a Building Consent or a Code Compliance Certificate, without having to duplicate design or construction checking undertaken by others.

 

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Producer Statements

Producer Statement PS4 - Construction Review

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A Producer Statement for Building Consent Authorities for the issue of a Building Consent or a Code Compliance Certificate, without having to duplicate design or construction checking undertaken by others.

 

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Producer Statements

Producer Statement Guidelines

Guidelines to encourage consistent, reasonable and appropriate practice in issuing and accepting producer statements originating from Chartered Professional Engineers (CPEng).

Producer Statements

ACE New Zealand member logos

Document for members only

ACE New Zealand member logo package and brand usage guidelines. 

Logos
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Mediation and arbitration of construction contract disputes

Document for members only

A guide to mediation and arbitration of construction contract disputes.

Conflict and complaints management
For members only

P19 - Different forms of collaborative contracts

Document for members only

Issues when delivering a design and build project.

Retirement issues for consulting engineers

Document for members only

Based on CEAS’s Guide to Retirement Issues for Consulting Engineers (2007), this guide details issues that can affect retired members and member firms when retiring.

People
For members only

Peer review work of an engineer

Document for members only

A guide to peer reviewing the work or services of a consulting engineer.

Practice Note
For members only

Dealing with the media

Document for members only

A guide to working with the media in New Zealand including speaking to journalists, how to manage sensitive issues and how to identify opportunities that can promote the engineering industry and ACE New Zealand.

Communication and client management
For members only

B14 - Professional engineers certificates

Document for members only

A guide when provding certificates relating to an engineer or consultant's professional work.

Practice Note
For members only

Insurance terms

Document for members only

A list of phrases and terminology for commonly used insurance terms.

Business risk and insurance
For members only

Guide to the Health and Safety in Employment Act

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A guide to the Health and Safety in Employment Act and how it relates to engineering in New Zealand.

People
For members only

Secondment of personnel between consulting firms within New Zealand

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A guide to the successful secondment of staff between engineering consulting firms in New Zealand.

People
For members only

Guidelines on employment agreements

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Guidelines on the Employment Agreement.

People
For members only

Staff management manual

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A guide to managing staff selection and appointment, development, training, appraisal and remuneration. This document also covers various aspects of Continuing Professional Development for the employer and the employee.

People
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Example employment agreement

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An example of an individual employment agreement.

People
For members only

Health and safety in small offices

Document for members only

A guide to health and saefty for small engineering consultancies in New Zealand.

Health safety and wellbeing
For members only

Aspiring to and preparing for engineering firm ownership

Document for members only

A guide to owning an engineering firm in New Zealand.

Strategy and governance
For members only

Succession management - transfer of ownership

Document for members only

A guide to transferring ownership of an engineering consultancy in New Zealand.

Practice Note Strategy and governance
For members only

Quality management

Document for members only

A policy on quality management for engineering consultants in New Zealand.

Risk and quality management
For members only

Developing a quality system for a small office

Document for members only

A guide for a Quality Management System in small consultant firms.

Risk and quality management
For members only

Developing and maintaining an ISO 9001 quality system in a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy

Document for members only

A guide to developing and maintaining an ISO 9001 quality system in a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy.

Risk and quality management
For members only

Common sense quality assurance

Document for members only

A guide to common sense Quality Assurance.

Risk and quality management
For members only

Email policies

Document for members only

A guide of what is acceptable practice when using a firm’s email system.

People
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Transfer of digital data

Document for members only

A summary of the steps consultants should take to minimise the risk of drawings being altered by unauthorised people, whether deliberately or by accident, and how they can minimise the risk to legal liability for drawings.

Technology and innovation
For members only

Intellectual property

Document for members only

An introduction to the common forms of intellectual property.

Business risk and insurance
For members only

Evidence and court procedure

Document for members only

A guide to giving evidence in court and the procedure.

Conflict and complaints management
For members only

The expert witness

Document for members only

An expert witness is an independent professional who has an important contribution to make in judicial proceedings. These notes will provide a guide for any consultant involved in court hearings.

Contract Guidelines
For members only

The Contractual Mistakes Act 1977, Contractual Remedies Act 1979 and the Fair Trading Act 1986

A guide to The Contractual Mistakes Act 1977, Contractual Remedies Act 1979 and the Fair Trading Act 1986 and how it relates to the contracting engineer.

Contracts

Risk management under the RMA

Document for members only

Outlines the more common cases where prosecution may occur, where the liabilities may lie, and what defences could be sought under the RMA.

Risk and quality management
For members only

Qualification Based Selection

Benefits of Qualification based Selection (QBS).

Procurement pricing and bidding

The Construction Contracts Act 2002 and the role of the contractor

Document for members only

An interpretation of the way the Act will be applied for contract administration (as it may affect a consulting engineer or architect).

Practice Note
For members only

Consultant's Deed of Professional Care

Document for members only

A model form for the Consultant's Deed of Professional Care. 

Ethics and values
For members only

Design and Build and other types of collaborative contracts

Issues when delivering a design and build project.

Contracts

P41 - Project management as a service by consulting engineers

Document for members only

Project management principals for engineering consultants.

Practice Note Project Management
For members only

Structural engineering design office practice

Document for members only

Defining the fundamentals of acceptable office practice for structural engineering design.

Strategy and governance
For members only

Design for safety in buildings and other structures

Document for members only

For designers of building disciplines to understand your responsibilities and the responsibilities of others in relation to designing for safety.

Health safety and wellbeing
For members only

Emergency management for consulting engineers

Document for members only

Emergency management preparedness for you and your staff. This document covers the role of individuals and agencies, preparing priority response agreements and standard contracts, current legislation and agreements that impact on risks and liability; and where to get more information on legislation, training.

Business risk and insurance
For members only

Personnel Survey Summary 2019

A summary of the Personnel Survey 2019.

Risk & Insurance Webinar - 9 October 2018 - Presentation

Special Conditions for Panel Agreements

Document for members only

Specific Conditions of Contract for Panel Agreements.

Contracts
For members only

Special Conditions for Design and Construct Contracts

Document for members only

Part B of the Tender Design Services for a design and construct contract.

Contracts
For members only

Subconsultant Agreement Guidelines

Document for members only

A guide to the ACE New Zealand Short Form Agreement for Subconsultant Engagement (Subs Agreement). 

Contract Guidelines
For members only

Subconsultant Agreement

Document for members only

Shortform Agreement for Subconsultant Engagement.

Contracts
For members only

Project Risk Estimator Tool

Document for members only

For professional consultants and clients to estimate a reasonable range for the consultants maximum liability.

Special Conditions Specific Conditions of Contract Part A

Special conditions Part A to the Conditions of Contract for Consultancy Services (CCCS). 

Contracts

Special Conditions Specific Conditions of Contract Part B

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Special conditions Part B to the Conditions of Contract for Consultancy Services (CCCS). 

Contracts

Short Form Agreement

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A short agreement for small to medium projects as risk and responsibility are reasonably shared between the parties (SFA).

Contracts

Briefing and Engagement for Engineering Services Guidelines

A guide for commercial clients in considering the principal issues involved in briefing, selecting and engaging consulting engineers.

Contract Guidelines

Conditions of Contract for Consultancy Services (CCCS)

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A general use contract for procuring and providing professional consulting services of larger scale and more complex projects.

Contracts

2019 AGM Minutes

ACE New Zealand Annual General Meeting 2019 Minutes.

AGM

2018 AGM Minutes

ACE New Zealand Annual General Meeting 2018 Minutes.

AGM

ACE New Zealand Rules

All ACE New Zealand members agree to abide by the ACE New Zealand rules.

Letter in lieu - construction monitoring template

This letter template may be used in lieu of a PS4 for clause B2 – Durability. The purpose of this letter is to confirm that direct construction monitoring has been limited.

Producer Statements

Letter in lieu - design review template

This letter template may be used in lieu of a PS2 for clause B2 – Durability. The purpose of this letter is to confirm that we have reviewed how compliance with Clause B2 (Durability) of the Building Code will be achieved.

Producer Statements

Letter in lieu - design template

This letter template may be used in lieu of a PS1 for clause B2 – Durability.

Producer Statements

Structural Maintenance Schedule Template

This schedule of ongoing inspection and maintenance of structural elements shall be included with the Operations and Maintenance manuals and provided to the Owner/Body Corporate and building managers.

Producer Statements

ACE New Zealand membership fees

Calculate the cost of your ACE New Zealand membership fees.