Designing Safe Buildings for the Future

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    Legal environment and the government

    • Designing to comply with building laws and regulations
    • Building controls: warrant of fitness, building code rules, CCC’s
    • Working with councils
    • Designing in a way to minimise red tape and legal costs
    • Auditing your design for compliance
    • Managing the compliance paperwork


    Building Act

    • The Building Act and how it applies
    • Building Amendment Act 2012: impending changes to the way building consents are handled
    • Recording work that does not need a consent
    • A different way of handling commercial building consent projects
    • Using councils checklists and guidance materials before submitting your consent
    • The value of the Code Compliance Certificate
    • How you should be using Licensed Building Practitioners in the process


    Designing for health and safety of occupants

    • Meeting Health and Safety compliance in your building design
    • Industry tips for emergency design: lighting, emergency access, safety barriers and escape methods
    • Designing for safe and easily maintainable specified systems: fire alarms, sprinklers, lifts etc
    • Planning the failure of your building: designing to protect occupants and the essential sections of the building during a disaster
    • Accessible design elements



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