Key Elements Which Form the Basis of Effectively Functioning Building Legislation

Here’s a concise distillation of the elements of effective building legislation by Kim Lovegrove FAIB. Interesting to note how few of these we have in NZ, and whether this will change. Seems most unlikely to occur during a construction boom.

Keys points for me:

  • A mandatory licensing regime for those in the building industry (NZ has this) is crucial
  • Mandatory professional indemnity insurance (NZ doesn’t have this)
  • A performance-based building code (NZ has this).