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Submissions

The NZIA frequently prepares submissions to relevant government bodies and local councils, giving our members a collective voice around issues relating to architectural practices and impacts on our cities, towns and natural environments.

2020

Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components, and Other Matters) Amendment Bill


Te Kāhui Whaihanga | The New Zealand Institute of Architects was recently invited to make a submission on the Amendment bill. This bill follows on from the MBIE Discussion Paper – Building System Reform in April-June 2019.

Key changes in the Bill will:

• introduce minimum information requirements about building products to support better and more efficient decision-making;

• introduce a specialist framework for modern methods of construction such as offsite manufacturing and prefabrication and speed up the consenting process;

• strengthen the product certification framework (CodeMark) to improve trust and confidence in the scheme; and

• introduce new offences and penalties to support product information requirements and modern methods of construction.

Attached is a copy of the Institute submission and Amendment Bill. Additional resources and Fact Sheets can be found here:

Product certification (CodeMark)
Product information
Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)
Offences and penalties, building levy and time to lay charges


All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Urban Development Bill

Te Kāhui Whaihanga | The New Zealand Institute of Architects was recently invited to make a submission on the Urban Development bill. This bill follows on from the Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities bill, which disestablished Housing New Zealand and set up a Crown entity in the same name.

The bill would enable Kāinga Ora to facilitate these projects, which are called specified development projects (SDPs). SDPs are intended to improve urban development outcomes through a mix of housing types, transport connections, employment and business opportunities, infrastructure, community facilities, and green spaces.

The bill would give Kāinga Ora:

 • access to a tool-kit of development powers when undertaking SDPs
 • access to land acquisition powers when undertaking SDPs.

Attached is a copy of the Institute submission and the Urban Development bill.

All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

2019

Government Model Contract – ‘refresh’

The New Zealand Institute of Architects was recently invited to make a submission on the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Government Model Contract – ‘refresh’ – public consultation.

The Government Model Contract templates are being refreshed to ensure they are up to date with current procurement Rules, and new elements such as Broader Outcomes.  The new templates are proposed to be finalised and issued in November 2019.

In response to the issues raised by the GMC templates, the NZIA and ACENZ partnered on a submission.  The joint submission noted that the GMC contract was inappropriate for the procurement of professional services (i.e. architects and engineers) and requested MBIE make appropriate references in the templates and the information provided to Government agencies.

Attached is a copy of the NZIA/ACENZ submission and the MBIE public consultation document. 

All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities Bill

The New Zealand Institute of Architects was recently invited to make a submission on the Kainga Ora – Homes and Communities Bill and to present to the Environment Select Committee on 17 July 2019.

The NZIA was represented at the Select Committee by Chief Executive Teena Hale Pennington and NZIA Distinguished Fellow and Past President, Richard Harris.

Set against the backdrop of New Zealand's urban area pressures – population growth, an ageing population, a housing shortage and changing housing preferences – the long-awaited urban development authority bill was introduced to the House on 29 May 2019.

The Bill had its first reading on 30 May 2019 and is intended to come into force on 1 October 2019. 

The Bill establishes Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities as a Crown Entity. Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities will subsume existing central government capabilities, including HLC, Housing New Zealand, and some of the functions and assets of KiwiBuild, noting that the Land for Housing Programme will not be immediately transferred to Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities.

The Bill also provides that the Minister must introduce a Government Policy Statement on housing and urban development to promote housing and urban development system that contributes to the current or future well-being of New Zealanders. The following documents are available to download:

All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Building System Legislative Reform Programme

The New Zealand Institute of Architects was recently invited to make a submission on the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Building System Legislative Reform Programme – public consultation. This consultation seeks feedback on changes in five areas: building products and methods, risk and liability, occupational regulation, the building levy, and offences, penalties and public notification.

NZIA Members across the country have actively contributed to the development of the submission. Attached is a copy of the NZIA submission and a copy of the MBIE public consultation document. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

2015

Building Act Emergency Management Proposals

The New Zealand Institute of Architects was recently invited to make a submission on the Building Act Emergency Management Proposals – Consultation Document. Members of the NZIA Resilience Working Party have actively contributed to the development of the submission. Attached is a copy of the NZIA submission and a copy of the Consultation Document. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Buildings (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Institute of Architects was recently invited to make a supplementary submission on the Buildings (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill, given the previous NZIA submission on the Bill. Attached is a copy of the NZIA submission and the interim report of the Local Government and Environment Committee, which includes a copy of the revision tracked version of the bill and a report summarising the proposed changes. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Australian Productivity Commission – Review of Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement

The New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) was recently invited to submit on the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement.  The Commission was particularly interested in improvements in the movement of skilled workers, reduction in red tape and opportunities for single occupational registration.  The final report will be presented to the Australian Heads of Government and the New Zealand Prime Minister in September 2015. If you have any further questions on the NZRAB submission, please contact Paul Jackman, Chief Executive, New Zealand Registered Architects Board.

 

Submission on Standards and Accreditation Bill to Commerce Committee

Attached is a joint submission made by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), the Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ), the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia New Zealand Division (IPWEA NZ) and the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) on the Standards and Accreditation Bill. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, NZIA Chief Executive, Kieran Shaw ACENZ Chief Executive and Kieran Devine IPENZ Interim Chief Executive.

 

2014

Submission on Proposal to change the occupational regulation of engineers in New Zealand 

Attached are the Institute and the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) submissions on the proposals document, Proposals to change the occupational regulation of engineers in New Zealand. The Institute submission has been developed and discussed with the NZRAB and Institution of Professional Engineers in New Zealand (IPENZ). The Institute advocates that like Chartered Professional Engineers (CPEng), Registered Architects should be the other professional deemed appropriate for commercial and multi-storey/multi-unit residential development.  To support this position, the Institute seeks a unified registration system for Registered Architects and Design, Licensed Building Practitioners under the NZRAB registration authority.  All correspondence on the Institute submission should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive. Correspondence on the NZRAB submission should be addressed to Paul Jackman, Chief Executive.

 

Canterbury District Council Replacement District Plan

Attached is the Canterbury Branch of the Institute submission on the Christchurch City Council Replacement District Plan - Stage 1, Priority Chapters. Further information on the notified draft plan can be found here. All correspondence should be addressed to the Canterbury Branch Chair, Colin Corsbie

 

Modernising Parental Leave

Attached is the Institute submission on the Modernising Parental Leave - discussion document. The submission has been developed in collaboration with members and Architecture + Women. Flexibility in the workplace and recognising the importance of parental care to new born development is supported by the Institute. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

PAUP Further Submission

Attached is the Auckland Unitary Plan, further submissions. For further information, please contact David Gibbs.

 

Canterbury Branch Submission – Christchurch Central Recovery Plan

Attached is the NZIA Canterbury Branch Submission on Christchurch Central Recovery Plan: A Liveable City - Draft Residential Chapter. For further information, please contact Colin Corsbie, NZIA Canterbury Branch Chair.

 

IPENZ/NZIA Submission: Developing regulations to support the new Health and Safety Work Act

Attached is the joint submission from IPENZ and the NZIA on Regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

New Zealand BIM Handbook and BIM Schedule

Attached is the Submission to the Building and Construction Partnership on the NZ BIM Handbook and Schedule. All correspondance should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief executive. 

 

Building (Earthquake-Prone Buildings) Amendment Bill

Attached is the NZIA submission on the proposed Amendment Bill. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Palmerston North District Plan Change No.13

Submission by the NZIA Western Branch.

 

Auckland Branch Submission on PAUP

Attached is the NZIA Auckland Branch submission on the proposed Auckland Plan. The submission is accompanied by a set of of ward maps.

 

2013

Auckland Council Procurement of Architectural Services

Attached is the Discussion Document on the Auckland Council Procurement of Architectural Services. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Residential Construction Sector Market Study

Attached is the NZIA Submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the Residential Construction Sector Market Study. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

NZRAB Rule Change Consultation

Attached is the NZIA submission to the NZRAB on the current rule change. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive

 

All of Government Materials Discussion Document Submission

Attached is the NZIA Submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the Government Materials (AoG) Discussion Document. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

NZIA submission on changes to Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods

Attached is the NZIA submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The proposed changes update, replace, or withdraw the references to the Standards cited in the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods used to establish compliance with the Building Code. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Explaining the changes to the Resource Management Act

The Resource Management Amendment Act has now passed into law and can be viewed online. The Ministry has also produced a series of seven factsheets to explain the changes.  See the ministry website for further details.

 

Submission to the Commerce Select Committee on the Contracts Amendment Bill

The NZIA submission to the Commerce Select Committee on the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

AACA Review of National Competency Standards in Architecture

This submission is prepared jointly by the New Zealand Registered Architects Board and by the New Zealand Institute of Architects. The NZIA and the NZRAB thank the AACA for the opportunity to provide initial feedback on the current NCSA.  For further information please contact Chief Executive, NZIA, Teena Hale Pennington or NZRAB, Chief Executive, Paul Jackman.

 

Request for information, All-of-Government provision of consultancy services to government agencies

Attached is the NZIA submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, who are looking to establish an All-of-Government solution for the provision of consultancy services.  The Request for Information applies to 'Architect' consultancy services. Please note that the response due date was extended to 5 July 2013. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill

Attached is the NZIA submission to the Hon. Nick Smith, Minister for Housing on the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill.  All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

All of Government Materials (AoG) Discussion Document Submission

Attached is the NZIA Submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the Government Materials (AoG) Discussion Document. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

/media/1016/mbie-aog-material-procurement-submission.pdf

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NZRAB Rule Change Consultation

Attached is the NZIA submission to the NZRAB on the current rule change. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

/media/1017/2013_10-dec_ltr-submission_nzrab-registration_discipline_final.pdf

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Residential Construction Sector Market Study

Attached is the NZIA Submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the Residential Construction Sector Market Study. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

/media/1018/residential-construction-sector-submission.pdf

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Material for review ahead of the Post-disaster Building Management Workshop on 6 March

/media/1019/acknowledgements_to_manual_march6.pdf

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/media/1020/building_evaluation_overview_march_6.pdf

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/media/1021/insight_version_manual_pdbm_-_part_one_march_6.pdf

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Auckland Council Procurement of Architectural Services

Attached is the Discussion Document on the Auckland Council Procurement of Architectural Services. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

/media/1022/auckland-council-procurement-of-architectural-services.pdf

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Auckland Branch submission on the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan

Attached is the NZIA Auckland Branch submission on the proposed Auckland Plan. The submission is accompanied by a set of of ward maps.

/media/1023/nzia-paupsubmission.pdf

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/media/1024/paupmapsnzia2802.pdf

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Palmerston North District Plan Change No.13

Submission by the NZIA Western Branch.

/media/1025/pncc-pc13-nzia-submission140411.pdf

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Building (Earthquake-Prone Buildings) Amendment Bill

Attached is the NZIA submission on the proposed Amendment Bill. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

/media/1026/nzia-submission_earthquake-prone-buildings_final.pdf

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/media/1027/building-earthquakeprone-buildings-amendment-bill.pdf

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New Zealand BIM Handbook and BIM Schedule

Attached is the Submission to the Building and Construction Partnership on the NZ BIM Handbook and Schedule. All correspondance should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief executive.

/media/1028/nzia-submission-on-bim-handbook-2014.pdf

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IPENZ/NZIA Submission - Developing regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act

Attached is the joint submission from IPENZ and the NZIA on Regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

/media/1029/hse-regulation-ipenz-nzia-submission-1-aug-14.pdf

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NZIA Canterbury Branch Submission - Christchurch Central Recovery Plan

Attached is the NZIA Canterbury Branch Submission on Christchurch Central Recovery Plan: A Liveable City - Draft Residential Chapter. For further information, please contact Colin Corsbie, NZIA Cantebury Branch Chair.

/media/1030/nzia-canterbury-branch-submission.pdf

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NZIA Further Submission

Attached is the Auckland Unitary Plan, further submissions. For further information, please contact David Gibbs.

/media/1031/nzia-further-submissions-140722.pdf

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Modernising parental leave

Attached is the Institute submission on the Modernising Parental Leave - discussion document. The submission has been developed in collaboration with members and Architecture + Women. Flexibility in the workplace and recognising the importance of parental care to new born development is supported by the Institute. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

/media/1032/2014_25-august_ltr_submission_parental-leave_final.pdf

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/media/1033/2014_23-august_submission_modernising-parental-leave_attachment.pdf

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/media/1034/modernising-parental-leave-consultation.pdf

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Christchurch City Council Replacement District Plan

Attached is the Canterbury Branch of the Institute submission on the Christchurch City Council Replacement District Plan - Stage 1, Priority Chapters. Further information on the notified draft plan can be found at  http://www.ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/policiesreportsstrategies/districtplanning/districtplanreview/index.aspx

All correspondence should be addressed to the Canterbury Branch Chair, Colin Corsbie.

/media/1035/nzia-submission-christchurch-replacement-district-plan-2.pdf

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Submission on Proposals to change the occupational regulation of engineers in New Zealand (October 2014)

Attached are the Institute and the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) submissions on the proposals document, Proposals to change the occupational regulation of engineers in New Zealand. The Institute submission has been developed and discussed with the NZRAB and Institution of Professional Engineers in New Zealand (IPENZ). The Institute advocates that like Chartered Professional Engineers (CPEng), Registered Architects should be the other professional deemed appropriate for commercial and multi-storey/multi-unit residential development.  To support this position, the Institute seeks a unified registration system for Registered Architects and Design, Licensed Building Practitioners under the NZRAB registration authority.  All correspondence on the Institute submission should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive. Correspondence on the NZRAB submission should be addressed to Paul Jackman, Chief Executive.

/media/1036/2014_31-october_ltr_submission_occupational-regulation-engineers_final.pdf

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/media/1037/2014_4-september_engineers-proposal-document.pdf

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/media/1038/nzrab-submission-re-engineers-reform.pdf

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Submission on Standards and Accreditation Bill to the Commerce Committee

Attached is a joint submission made by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), the Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ), the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia New Zealand Division (IPWEA NZ) and the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) on the Standards and Accreditation Bill. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, NZIA Chief Executive, Kieran Shaw ACENZ Chief Executive and Kieran Devine IPENZ Interim Chief Executive.

/media/1039/standards-and-accreditation-bill.pdf

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/media/1040/submission-standards-and-accreditation-bill.pdf

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Creative Director, New Zealand Exhibition, Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

The Institute of Architects invites applications for the position of Creative Director of the New Zealand exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.

/media/1041/nzia-venice-2016-eoi.pdf

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Discussion and Briefing Paper to the Minister of Building and Construction

Attached is the Discussion and Briefing Paper presented to the Hon Maurice Williamson, Minister of Construction and Housing on the Reform of Building Controls including a proposal for a new Building Act 2011. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1042/discussion-and-briefing-paper-to-the-minister-of-building-and-construction.pdf

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Submission to the Department of Building and Housing on the Review of the Building Act 2004

Attached is the submission to the Department of Building and Housing on the Review of the Building Act 2004. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1043/submission-to-the-department-of-building-and-housing-on-the-review-of-the-building-act-2004.pdf

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Submission to Standards New Zealand on DZ 3604, Timber Framed Buildings

Attached is the Submission to Standards NZ on the review of DZ 3604, Timber Framed Buildings. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive

/media/1044/submission-to-standards-new-zealand-on-dz-3604-timber-framed-buildings.pdf

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Submission to Select Committee on Auckland Governance

Attached is the letter to the Select Committee on Auckland Governance from NZIA Auckland Urban Issues Group.

/media/1045/submission-to-select-committee-on-auckland-governance.pdf

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Submission on the Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Bill

Attached is the NZIA submission on the Resource Management Amendment Bill. This submission has been through an NZIA review process and all correspondence should be sent to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive of NZIA Inc.

/media/1046/submission-on-the-resource-management-simplifying-and-streamlining-amendment-bill.pdf

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Building sustainable urban communities - Tell us what you think!

Attached is the NZIA submission on the Building Sustainable Communities Discussion document. While Graeme McIndoe's name is noted within the ‘contact details’ section, this submission has been through an NZIA review process and all correspondence should be sent to both Graeme McIndoe and to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive of NZIA Inc.

/media/1047/building-sustainable-urban-communities-tell-us-what-you-think.pdf

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National Policy Statement on Urban Design - Submission to Ministry for the Environment

Attached is the National Policy Statement on Urban Design - Submission to Ministry for the Environment

/media/1048/national-policy-statement-on-urban-design-submission-to-ministry-for-the-environment.pdf

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Copyright Considerations for Architects

Attached is A submission to : Competition, Trade and Investment Branch Ministry of Economic Development in regards to Copyright Considerations for Architects.

/media/1049/copyright-considerations-for-architects.pdf

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DBH Review of the Building Code 2007

This submission by Roger Hay (Wellington) was referenced by NZIA in its own submission.

/media/1050/dbh-review-of-the-building-code-2007.pdf

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DBH Review of Building Code 2007 Attachment Roger Hay Part 2

This submission by Roger Hay (Wellington) was referenced by NZIA in its own submission.

/media/1051/dbh-review-of-building-code-2007-attachment-roger-hay-part-2.pdf

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ICOMOS New Zealand Charter

/media/1052/bookingsreport.xls

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Submission to the Department of Building and Housing on B2 Timber Treatment

Attached is the submission to the Department of Building and Housing on B2 Timber Treatment. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1053/submission-to-dbh-b2-timber-treatment.pdf

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UIA Copenhagen Declaration

Sustainable by Design

/media/1054/uia-copenhagen-declaration.pdf

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Submission to the Department of Building and Housing on Protection from Noise G6

Attached is the Submission to the Department of Building and Housing on Protection from Noise G6. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1055/submission-g6-protection-from-noise-submission.pdf

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Submission to the Department of Building and Housing on Medium Density Housing

Attached is the Submission to the Department of Building and Housing on Medium Density Housing. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1056/submission-on-medium-density-housing.pdf

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Submission to the Department of Building and Housing on Signs F8

Attached is the Submission to the Department of Building and Housing on Signs F8. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1057/submission-on-f8-signs.pdf

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Heritage and Conservation Guidelines

Attached is the Heritage and Conservation Guidelines.

/media/1058/heritage-and-conservation-guidelines-december-2010.pdf

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Submission RMA Phase 11 Discussion Document

Attached is the Submission RMA Phase 11 Discussion Document. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1059/submission-rma-phase-11-discussion-document-1210.pdf

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Financial Policy as at May 2010

/media/1060/financial-policy-as-at-may-2010.docx

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Sensitive Expenditure Policy

/media/1061/sensitive-expenditure-policy.doc

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Construction Contracts Act Review Submission

Attached is the Construction Contracts Act Review Submission. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1062/submission-cca-1210.pdf

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Submission Notes on External Moisture E2

Attached is the Submission Notes on External Moisture E2. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1063/submission-notes-on-external-moisture-e2.pdf

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/media/1064/external-moisture-e2-consultation.pdf

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Submission on B1 (Structure)

Attached is the Submission on B1 (Structure). All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1065/submission-on-structure-b1.pdf

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Building Amendment Bill (No 3)

Attached is the submission to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee on the Building Amendment Bill (No 3) 2010. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1066/building-amendment-bill-no-3-march-2011.pdf

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Submission to Auckland Council on the Auckland Plan Discussion

Attached is the Submission to Auckland Council on the Auckland Plan Discussion Document. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1067/nzia-submission_auckland-plan-20110527.pdf

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NZIA CANTERBURY Recommendations for a Design Led Reconstruction of the Christchurch City

Attached is the submission to the Christchurch City Council by NZIA Canterbury Branch for the Design led reconstruction of the Christchurch City Centre. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae Chief Executive.

/media/1068/nzia-canterbury-recommendations-for-a-design-led-reconstruction-of-the-christchurch-city-centre.pdf

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Joint and Several Liability

Attached is the submission on Joint and Several Liability to the Law Commission. All correspondence should be addressed to John Albert, Acting Chief Executive.

/media/1069/nzia-joint-and-several-submission-12th-february-2013-3.pdf

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NZIA Canterbury Branch submission to Christchurch City Council in response to the Draft Central City Plan

Attached is the submission presented to Christchurch City Council by the Canterbury Branch of the NZIA in response to the Council’s Draft Central City Plan. In addition to the main document, there are eight appendices wherein the Branch responds to aspects of the proposed regulatory regime accompanying the Draft Plan.

/media/1070/nzia-draft-central-city-plan-submission.zip

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Future of our cities

Attached is our Briefing to Incoming Ministers. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1071/bim-november-2011.pdf

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NZIA Submission to Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission

Attached is the submission to the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission. All correspondence should be directed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1072/nzia-submission-to-the-canterbury-earthquakes-royal-commission.pdf

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Building Amendment Bill (No 4) 2011

Attached is the submission to the Local Government and Environmental Select Committee on the Building Amendment Bill (No 4) 2011. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1073/submission-building-amendment-bill-no-4-final-0612.pdf

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Submission on the 2012 Standards and Conformance Infrastructure Review

Attached is the Submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the 2012 Standards and Conformance Infrastructure Review. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1074/submission-re-standards-0712.pdf

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Submission on the 2012 LBP Consultation

Attached is the submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Housing Group on the 2012 LBP Consultation. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1075/lbp-consultation.pdf

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Review of NZS 3910

Attached is the submission to Standards New Zealand on the review of NZS 3910. All correspondence should be addressed to Beverley McRae, Chief Executive.

/media/1076/nzs-3910-submission.pdf

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National Online Consenting System

Attached is the submission to the Ministry of Building, Innovation and Employment on the National Online Consenting System. All correspondence should be addressed to John Albert, Acting Chief Executive.

/media/1077/noct-submission.pdf

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/media/1078/masterspec-construction-information-national-online-consenting-system-comment-28-11-2012.pdf

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Building Seismic Performance Consultation Submission

Attached is the submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the Building Seismic Performance Consultation. All correspondence should be addressed to John Albert, Acting Chief Executive.

/media/1079/submission-on-building-seismic-performance-consultation.pdf

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Submission on Improving our resource management system

Attached is the submission to Minister for the Environment on Improving our resource management system. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

/media/1080/submission-on-improving-resource-management-sytem-april-2013.pdf

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/media/1081/march-2013_discussion-document_improving-our-resource-management-system-discussion-document.pdf

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Standards and Conformance Infrastructure Review

Attached is the submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the Standards and Conformance Infrastructure Review. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

/media/1082/standards-and-conformance-infrastructure-review.pdf

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/media/1083/standards-conformance-review-2012-discussion-paper.pdf

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The NZIA and New Zealand's Housing Issues

Attached is a brief paper setting out the NZIA's appreciation of New Zealand's housing issues and outlining the role of Architects in meeting current housing challenges.

/media/1084/nzia-housing-issues-fact.pdf

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NZIA Feedback on the Draft Unitary Plan

On behalf of the Institute the Auckland Issues Group of the Auckland Branch has submitted a paper responding to Auckland Council's Draft Unitary Plan. Correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

/media/1085/nzia-submission_final_4june.pdf

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Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill

Attached is the NZIA submission to the Hon. Nick Smith, Minister for Housing on the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill.  All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

/media/1086/nz050-special-areas-housing-bill-submission_1.pdf

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/media/1087/housing-accords-and-special-housing-areas-bill.pdf

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Request for Information, All-of-Government provision of consultancy services to government agencies

Attached is the NZIA submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, who are looking to establish an All-of-Government solution for the provision of consultancy services.  The Request for Information applies to 'Architect' consultancy services.  Please note that the response due date was extended to 5 July 2013.  All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

/media/1088/2013_5-july_ltr-mbie_consultancy-services-request-for-information_final.pdf

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/media/1089/rfi_consultant-services_2013.pdf

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AACA Review of National Competency Standards in Architecture (NCSA) 2013

This submission is prepared jointly by the New Zealand Registered Architects Board and by the New Zealand Institute of Architects. The NZIA and the NZRAB thank the AACA for the opportunity to provide initial feedback on the current NCSA.  For further information please contact Chief Executive, NZIA, Teena Hale Pennington or NZRAB, Chief Executive, Paul Jackman.

/media/1090/2013_aaca-review-of-national-competency-standards-in-architecture_final.pdf

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/media/1091/ncsa-stakeholder-consultation-may-2013.pdf

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Submission to the Commerce Select Committee on the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill

Attached is the NZIA submission to the Commerce Select Committee on the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill.  All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

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/media/1093/2013_cca_select-committee-cover-letter_final.pdf

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/media/1094/construction-contracts-amendment-bill-2.pdf

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NZIA Privacy Policy

Attached is the NZIA Privacy Policy.

/media/1095/2013_nzia_external_privacy_policy_final.pdf

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Submission to the Commerce Select Committee on the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill

Attached is the NZIA submission to the Commerce Select Committee on the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill.  All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

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/media/1097/2013_cca_select-committee-cover-letter_final.pdf

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/media/1098/construction-contracts-amendment-bill-2.pdf

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United Nations Earth Charter

In 2008, the NZIA endorsed the United Nations Earth Charter.  The Earth Charter project began as a United Nations initiative, but it was carried forward and completed by a global civil society initiative. The Earth Charter was finalised and then launched as a people's charter in 2000 by the Earth Charter Commission, an independent international entity.  On June 29, 2000, the Earth Charter Commission with the support of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands formally launched the Earth Charter at the Peace Palace in The Hague.  The goal is now to circulate the document widely and to promote it as an educational tool and guide to responsible action in civil society, business, and government.  Further information on the Charter can be found at, http://www.earthcharterinaction.org

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Submission on the proposed changes
 to update referenced standards and make minor amendments in the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Attached is the NZIA submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.  The proposed changes update, replace, or withdraw the references to the Standards cited in the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods used to establish compliance with the Building Code.

All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

/media/1100/2013_1-october_ltr_bruce-klein-mbie_nzia-submission.pdf

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/media/1101/2013_1-october_nzia-submission_updating-standards-summary-of-questions.pdf

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/media/1102/2013_1-october_mbie_updating-standards-consultation-document.pdf

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Rapid Building Assessment - consultation

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Post Disaster Building Management

Please find attached a copy of NZIA's submission to the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment's consultation on a range of Post Disaster Building Management documents. This submission was developed by the NZIA, Resilience Working Group (RWG). For any further information on this submission, please contact the NZIA Chief Executive, Teena Hale Pennington.

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Submission to the MBIE's consultation on a range of Post Disaster Building Management documents

Please find attached a copy of NZIA's submission to the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment's consultation on a range of Post Disaster Building Management documents.  This submission was developed by the NZIA, Resilience Working Group (RWG).  For any further information on this submission, please contact the NZIA Chief Executive, Teena Hale Pennington.

/media/1105/2013_31-october_ltr_mbie_rapid-building-assessment-consultation.pdf

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Submission on BRANZ Industry Research Strategy

/media/1106/2013_17-october_ltr_branz-research-strategy-feedback_final.pdf

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/media/1107/2013_17-october_brac-industry-research-strategy-analysis-template_final.pdf

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Australian Productivity Commission - review of Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement

The New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) was recently invited to submit on the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement.  The Commission was particularly interested in improvements in the movement of skilled workers, reduction in red tape and opportunities for single occupational registration.  The final report will be presented to the Australian Heads of Government and the New Zealand Prime Minister in September 2015.

If you have any further questions on the NZRAB submission, please contact Paul Jackman, Chief Executive, New Zealand Registered Architects Board on Paul@nzrab.org.nz.

/media/1108/nzrab-submission-au-productivity-commission-mra-review-2015.pdf

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/media/1109/au-productivity-committee-mra-paper1-2015.pdf

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Buildings (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Institute of Architects was recently invited to make a supplementary submission on the Buildings (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill, given the previous NZIA submission on the Bill.  Attached is a copy of the NZIA submission and the interim report of the Local Government and Environment Committee, which includes a copy of the revision tracked version of the bill and a report summarising the proposed changes.  All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

/media/1110/2015_16-july_nzia-submission_earthquake-prone-buildings_amendments_final.pdf

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/media/1111/2015_july_building_earthquake-prone-buildings-amendment-bill_local-govt-env-committee-report.pdf

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Warren Trust Awards for Architectural Writing

The New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) has launched an essay competition to encourage people to write about architecture, and therefore - we hope - raise the level of understanding of and appreciation for the subject. The Warren Architects' Education Charitable Trust (the Warren Trust) generously agreed to support the initiative, and the title of the competition recognizes this support.  

An award will be made in each of two categories: Open (architecture practitioners, tertiary students, and members of the public); and Secondary School Students.

Essay topic
The topic for the 2015 essay, for both categories (Open and Secondary School), is:

"Select a building or urban space you have enjoyed being in. What do you like about the building or place, for example, its design or layout, the way it relates to its setting, and the materials it is made from? Why do you think the building or space works so well?"

Word limits
1500 words (Open); 1000 words (Secondary School Students)

Entry criteria
An essay must address the set topic, must be wholly the work of the person submitting it, and must not have been published previously.

Entry deadline
14 August 2015

Submissions
Entries must be sent as a word document to: writingawards@nzia.co.nz

Prizes
$1500 (Open); $1000 (Secondary School)*
*The winner and any highly commended entries in the Secondary School category will also be invited to visit an architectural practice and learn about what architects do.

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St Joseph’s Parish Christchurch Redevelopment Expression of Interest (EOI)

Attached are details for a consultant team to take part in a Master Planning and Concept Design competition for the redevelopment of St Joseph's Parish, Papanui Christchurch, New Zealand.

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