Force Majeure Provision NZS3910

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.

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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.

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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.

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2020 AGM Minutes

ACE New Zealand Annual General Meeting 2020 Minutes. 

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Conditions of Contract for Consultancy Services (CCCS) Guidelines

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

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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 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 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 Statement Guidelines

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

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ACE New Zealand member logos

ACE New Zealand member logo package and brand usage guidelines. 

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ACE New Zealand Strategy

Our vision is to actively and positively shape the future of Aotearoa by supporting our members to create sustainable value for themselves, their clients and their communities.

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Personnel Survey 2020

A summary of the Personnel Survey 2020.

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B53 - Mediation and arbitration of construction contract disputes

A guide to mediation and arbitration of construction contract disputes.

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P19 - Different forms of collaborative contracts

Issues when delivering a design and build project.

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B12 - Retirement issues for consulting engineers

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.

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A32 - FIDIC Code of Ethics

FIDIC code of ethics. 

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A41 - ACE New Zealand Disciplinary procedures

When an individual breaches the ACE New Zealand rules, the firm is responsible for initiating and managing disciplinary procedures. This document sets out those procedures.

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A51 - Peer review work of an engineer

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

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A63 - Dealing with the media

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.

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B14 - Professional engineers certificates

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

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B16 - Insurance terms

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

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B21 - Guideline to the Health and Safety in Employment Act

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

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B22 - Secondment of personnel between consulting firms within New Zealand

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

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B23 - Guidelines on employment agreements (2020)

Guidelines on the Employment Agreement.

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B23 - Example Employment Agreement 2020

An example Employment Agreement.

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B24 - Staff management manual

A practicable guide for the management of 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.

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B26 - Health and Safety in small offices

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

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B27 - Aspiring to and preparing for engineering firm ownership

A guide to owning an engineering firm in New Zealand.

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B28 - Succession management - transfer of ownership

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

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B31 - ACE New Zealand policy on quality management

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

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B32 - Developing and maintaining an ISO 9001 quality system in a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy

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

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B33 - Developing a quality system for a small office

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

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B34 - Common sense QA

A guide to common sense Quality Assurance.

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B42 - Transfer of digital data

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.

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B43 - Email policies

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

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B45 - Intellectual property

An introduction to the common forms of Intellectual Property.

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B51 - Evidence and court procedure

A guide to giving evidence in court and the procedure.

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B52 - The expert witness

A guide for engineering consultants if involved in court hearings.

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B54 - 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.

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B65 - Risk management under the RMA

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

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The Construction Contracts Act 2002 and the role of the contractor

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

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P16 - Qualification Based Selection

Benefits of Qualification based Selection (QBS).

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P18 - Consultant's Deed of Professional Care

Deed for the consultant of professional care.

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Design Build and other types of collaborative contracts

Issues when delivering a design and build project.

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P31 - Fees on a time basis: a guideline to the multiplier

To understand and develop a chargeout structure designed to recover the direct and indirect costs of doing business.

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P41 - Project management as a service by consulting engineers

Project management principals for engineering consultants.

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P44 - Design for safety in buildings and other structures

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

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P45 - Structural engineering design office practice

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

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B72 - Emergency management for consulting engineers

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.

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Personnel Survey Summary 2016

A summary of the Personnel Survey 2016. 

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Personnel Survey Summary 2017

A summary of the Personnel Survey 2017.

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Personnel Survey Summary 2018

A summary of the Personnel Survey 2018.

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Personnel Survey Summary 2019

A summary of the Personnel Survey 2019.

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Remuneration Survey Summary Report - August 2019

A summary of the Remuneration Survey 2019

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Risk & Insurance Webinar - 9 October 2018 - Presentation

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Task Order Pro Forma

Task order template.

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Special Conditions for Panel Agreements

Specific Conditions of Contract for Panel Agreements.

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Special Conditions for Design and Construct Contracts

Part B of the Tender Design Services for a D&C Contract.

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Subconsultant Agreement Guide to Changes

A guide of the changes to the Shortform Agreement.

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Subconsultant Agreement

Shortform Agreement for Subconsultant Engagement.

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Project Risk Estimator Tool

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

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Progress Payment Certificate Memo (2014)

A memo explaining ACE New Zealand withdrew the Progress Payment Certificate in 2004 with the intention of providing an alternative.

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Fee Guidelines for Consulting Engineers

Best practice method when estimating fees for consulting engineers.

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Innovate Awards magazine 2014

Read the Innovate Awards 2014 magazine. 

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Special Conditions Specific Conditions of Contract Part A

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

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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.

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Innovate Awards magazine 2019

Read the Innovate Awards 2019 magazine. 

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Innovate Awards magazine 2017

Read the Innovate Awards 2017 magazine. 

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Innovate Awards magazine 2016

Read the Innovate Awards 2016 magazine. 

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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).

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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). 

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Innovate Awards magazine 2015

Read the Innovate Awards 2015 magazine. 

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Innovate Awards magazine 2018

Read the Innovate Awards 2018 magazine. 

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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.

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2019 AGM Agenda

ACE New Zealand Annual General Meeting 2019 Agenda.

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2019 AGM Minutes

ACE New Zealand Annual General Meeting 2019 Minutes.

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2018 AGM Agenda

ACE New Zealand Annual General Meeting 2018 Agenda.

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2018 AGM Minutes

ACE New Zealand Annual General Meeting 2018 Minutes.

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2017/18 Annual Report

ACE New Zealand Annual Report 2017/18

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2018/19 Annual Report

ACE New Zealand Annual Report 2018/19.

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Our Business Industry Snapshot Report 2015

A snapshot of the engineering and consulting industry in 2015.

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60th ACE New Zealand Anniversary Faces of Engineering

60 Year ACE New Zealand Anniversary 1959 - 2019 Faces of Engineering. A look through time at ACE New Zealand and the engineering and consulting sector.

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Our Business Industry Snapshot Report 2017

A snapshot of the engineering and consulting industry in 2017. 

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ACE New Zealand Rules

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

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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.

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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.

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2015 Innovate Awards magazine

Read the Innovate Awards 2015 magazine.

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Letter in lieu - design template

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

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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.

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ACE New Zealand membership fees

Calculate the cost of your ACE New Zealand membership fees. 

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