From Building networks
Oh where oh where is the RBW gone? Oh where oh where can it be? Restricted building work – we need to know what it is so we know what LBPs will be required to do. Council and business systems will need time to adapt to these requirements. 1 March 2012 is not that far away and we all need a good lead in time not to change systems but to retrain ourselves. And what about work that is already underway by that point. How will Councils deal with those jobs?
So, welcome to the New Year.
So I have been going with the holiday flow and it’s been a great tonic. I am usually the one who pushes or pulls to get something done. But a very wise person encouraged me to go with the flow and so I am trying something new. It’s required a bit of retraining on my part but it’s been worth it. So now my challenge is to hold onto that flow feeling whilst back in the thick of my work life☺
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?
Look what has sneaked up on you just in time for Christmas..
Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2010 amends Schedule 1 of the Building Act. This takes effect from 23 December 2010 – just in time for those summer projects!
I have spoken with a lot of property managers who are being ripped offand mucked around by the building industry.
They are told by tradespeople “no, you don’t need a building consent to do this work”, only to find out later that they did. Or.. they were told to upgrade their building unnecessarily.
Then the trouble starts with Council.