From Building networks
A colleague and I have been chatting about the state of building controls in NZ. My colleague says that the building industry just want to be told what to do, not to be mucked around and to get it right first time. If that’s true…then we need prescription not 101 options. Too many options promotes confusion. I wonder how much time has been wasted on optional options?
Is it time to return to more prescriptive rules?
Prescriptive rules will achieve consistency although we may not like them. The problem right now is that we have 65 different BCA versions of them. Has the pendulum of performance based swung too far leaving BCAs to control things at a local level with more local rules.
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