Category Archives: NZS

NZS 1170.5:2004 SUPP1A1

Structural design actions – Part 5: Earthquake actions – New Zealand Commentary: Amendment 1:2016

Published by: 2016-09-30 / 2016-09-30 / 0 pages
Provides background to the various provisions in NZS 1170.5:200 Amd 1, suggests approaches that may satisfy the intent of the Standard and, if appropriate, describes differences between this and previous editions of the Standard. References are provided for further reading and these are given at the end of each section of the Commentary. This amendment is only available incorporated into the Supplement.ΓΏ It is not available as a separate document.

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NZS 4246:2016

Energy efficiency – Installing bulk thermal insulation in residential buildings

Published by: 2016-08-30 / 2016-08-30 / 160 pages
Provides guidance for the correct installation of insulation products by installers and consumers to achieve the intended thermal performance in buildings without compromising the durability and safety of insulation or building elements and the health and safety of installers and building occupants. The guidance is based on residential-type construction, but the methods may be appropriate to other construction types. The standard covers installing insulation in new buildings during construction as well as retrofitting of insulation in existing buildings. This edition of the standard has been extended to provide guidance on installing insulation in steel-framed constructions, for concrete slabs on ground and to update content for installing insulation around luminaires, where there have been significant technology advances since the standard was last revised in 2006. Additional diagrams, photos and figures have been included for illustrative purposes and Appendix B has been rewritten to align with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. Standards New Zealand offer this standard in hard copy, or as a PDF with a single user, single print licence to download and save onto a personal computer. Tenancy Services have available the option to view and print a single copy at no charge, on their website at www.tenancy.govt.nz.

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NZS 4211:2008A1

Specification for performance of windows: Amendment 1

Published by: Standards New Zealand / 2014-05-29 / 3 pages
This amendment aligns the wind zones in NZS 4211:2008 Specification for performance of windows to those zones specified in NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings.

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NZS 7901:2014

Electricity and gas industries – Safety management systems for public safety

Published by: Standards New Zealand / 2014-05-24 / 66 pages
Provides guidance to owners and operators of electricity generation, transmission or distribution network assets, or gas distribution assets, which are required by statute to have a safety management system (SMS) that operates to safeguard members of the public or property of members of the public from safety-related risks arising from the presence or operation of these assets. The standard applies to all electricity transmission and electricity distribution assets in one or more systems with a total capacity equal to or greater than 10 MVA, and to all electricity generation assets in one or more systems with a total capacity equal to or greater than 10 MW. It also applies to all gas distribution assets in one or more systems, including all natural gas and LPG vapour distribution assets, that operate at a pressure equal to or less than 2000 kPa, and supply more than 10 terajoules of gas in any year, or have a flow design capacity equal to or greater than 10 gigajoules per hour. The total capacity for each asset type applies to each energy asset owner or operator irrespective of whether those assets are in one system or separate systems.

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