BC Update 235: MBIE publishes Alternative Solution Guidance for NZ Building Code clause C

MBIE has released guidance to help you develop alternative solutions for complying with the performance requirements of New Zealand Building Code clauses C1-C6 Protection from Fire (the fire clauses).

The guidance covers:

  • alternative solutions and where they fit in the building regulatory system
  • what the New Zealand Building Code Protection from Fire clauses require
  • types of alternative solution suitable for fire design
  • safety margins.

It will be of interest to fire engineers and designers developing alternative solutions, as well as regulatory stakeholders (territorial authorities, building consent authorities (BCAs), Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ), regulatory reviewers) and others considering alternative solutions for these clauses.