Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.
Provides for the safe and hygienic collection, holding prior to disposal of solid waste.
This clause requires buildings to have space and facilities for the collection, and safe hygienic holding prior to disposal, of solid waste arising from the intended use of the buildings.
It sets requirements for rubbish chutes and for the disposal of suitably treated waste to drains if acceptable to the network utility operator.
Record of amendments is a record of changes to the Acceptable Solutions, Verification Methods and handbooks.
Digitising the Building Code
The Building performance team has started work to digitise the Building Code due to growing demands from building professionals who want vital information in a format that is portable, dynamic, feature-rich and digital. We have delivered the first of our Building Code PDF documents (B1, C/AS2, D1 and E2) into our digital reader.
Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods
MBIE has historical versions of the code clause documents which can be located under 'Previous Versions' and 'Version History'. Alternatively if you cannot find the document you are looking for, you can send an email with the year and code clause you are after to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standards are frequently referred to in Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods. They provide practical information and guidelines for building solutions.
Over 120 building standards used for Building Code compliance are now available for free download.
All standards, including the funded ones, can be accessed through the Standards New Zealand website.