Events

The Association of Building Compliance hold regularly scheduled member meetings to enable general networking and education between members. These meetings are currently held in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch. In addition, the Association holds an annual conference as well as regular training sessions nationwide.

Active members that attend these meetings will receive an attendance certificate to show continued professional development.

The Association welcomes new people and invites those interested in becoming members to attend one member meeting to gauge their interest. Should they wish to attend further ABC member meetings then they will be required to join the Association.

More training dates added!!!

NEW ONE DAY WORKSHOP!!!!!!

HVAC and Smoke Control - requirements for SS5, SS9, SS11 and SS13

NELSON : 21st SEPTEMBER 2023

ONLINE VIA TEAMS : WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2023

Our one day workshops are designed to provide technical training and information for Inspectors, Testers, IQP’s, Council Officers, Property Managers and other interested parties working in the building compliance sector.

Ventilation plays a major role in building life safety, from providing safe air from the outside to extracting polluted air from inside the building. It can play a vital part in fire safety design also.
This workshop will look at the various types of ventilation systems that are included under the Specified Systems. It will break down the many requirements and hone in on the requirements for inspecting them. The workshop will cover the following topics:

1. Building Act and Building Code relating mechanical ventilation
2. NZBC G4 Ventilation requirements and compliance
3. Basis HVAC design criteria
4. Smoke Control Systems
5. Fire Dampers
6. Stairwell Pressurisation
7. Fume Cupboards
8. HVAC Interface with fire safety features

The course includes a post course assessment. On completion of the assessment, you will be awarded a Certificate of completion and 8 hours of CPD

For more details and to register CLICK HERE for Nelson.

For more details and to register CLICK HERE for Online.

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Two Half Day Workshops 

 SS15/3 & SS15/5 Fire and Smoke Separations
1: PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION: INTRODUCTORY (Morning)
2: FIRE AND SMOKE SEPARATIONS: INSPECT – MAINTAIN AND REPORT (Afternoon)

DUNEDIN : ***Tuesday 7 November**** New Date

NELSON : THURSDAY 11 MAY 2023

WELLINGTON : THURSDAY 18 MAY 2023

ONLINE : THURSDAY 18 MAY 2023

Our half day workshops are designed to provide technical training and information for Inspectors, Testers, IQP’s, Council Officers, Property Managers and other interested parties working in the building compliance sector.

INTRODUCTORY (1/2 Day)
This course is a step-by-step guide through the purpose and broad concepts of Passive Fire Protection providing a general understanding of the different elements that make up passive fire systems for different buildings, types of construction, fire stopping systems, fire rated dampers, fire rated ducting, fire rated structural elements and the latest trends and products. Suitable as a general introduction or refresher on passive fire protection. This course is a general-purpose workshop on passive fire protection systems suitable for those in the compliance sector seeking to gain further understanding of systems approach and components. This workshop does not cover IQP inspections.

INSPECT – MAINTAIN – REPORT (1/2 Day)
A workshop that looks at the BWOF requirements relating to Passive Fire inspections and reporting. What and where inspection personnel are obliged to inspect under the BWOF and compliance  regime. This workshop includes the purpose and components of fire stopping systems, how to approach the process and procedures of inspections. Essential areas in a building to inspect and why, a practical look at common defects and maintenance, key points regarding fire and smoke doors, what inspectors should know in relation to fire rated dampers, duct protection and fire stopping of service penetrations, information recommended for compliance schedule documentation.

For more details and to Register for Dunedin and Nelson, Click Here .

For more details and to register for Wellington and Online, Click Here

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Two Half Day Workshops BWOF Fundamentals and Owners Checks : 2023 Multiple dates and venues

WELLINGTON and ONLINE : 26 MAY 2023

BWOF Fundamentals (Morning)

Whether you are new or experienced in the industry, this is a good course designed to upskill or refresh your skills in the Building Warrant of Fitness Regime. This session covers the background of the Building Act, Schedule 1, Specified Systems, the BWOF process from start to end, Annual Reports, Form 11's, status reporting and much more...

Owners Compliance Checks (Afternoon)

This workshop is practical training on the purpose and procedures required for the completion of monthly inspections (owners checks) on specified systems as required by the Building Act and Building Regulations.  This course will cover key elements of the NZ Building Act, NZ Compliance Schedule Handbook, Inspections as listed on a building compliance schedule document, including SS14/2 signs for specified systems, SS15/2 final exits and exitways to reach a place of safety, SS15/3 and SS15/5 fire and smoke separations relating to means of escape, SS15/4 signs for communicating information for evacuation (exit, directional, no exit signs) and look at the functional relationship with other specified systems in respect to means of escape such as SS34 Doors.  This course will also provide recommended best practices templates for inspection records and/or on-site logbooks.

For more details and to register Click Here for Wellington and Online.

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Two Half Day Workshops SS15/2 Means of Escape and Final Exits and SS4 Emergency Lighting : 2023 - multiple dates and venues

ONLINE : WEDNESDAY 31 MAY 2023

ONLINE : WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2023

Our half day workshops are designed to provide technical training and information for Inspectors, Testers, IQP’s, Council Officers, Property Managers and other interested parties working in the building compliance sector.

The Means of Escape / Final Exits workshop (Morning) will include all aspects of means of escape from a building including open paths, safe paths, exitways and final exits. 

The Emergency Lighting workshop (Afternoon) will include Building Code clause F6 visibility in escape routes, central supply and single point systems and illuminated exit signage. 

Each workshop is designed to be both theory and interactive. They will and include technical presentation, two separate building case studies, product examples and a technical quiz challenge and assessment.

The workshops will cover the following:

  • Focus on inspection, maintenance and reporting including the
    certification and issue of a Form 12A.
  • Cover an overview of the legal requirements of the New Zealand
    Building Act and Building Code right through to the relevant performance
    standards
  • Certification and ongoing compliance of the specified systems SS15/2
    Final Exits and SS4 Emergency Lighting.
  • The purpose and requirements of these systems, how to approach the
    process of inspections.
  • A practical look at common defects, reporting and what and when to
    certify.

For more details for the Online courses and to register CLICK HERE

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One Day Workshop Understanding a Fire Engineering Design Report: 2023 - multiple dates and venues

ONLINE : 3 MAY 2023

The functional relationship between a Fire Engineering Design Report (FEDR) and a building’s compliance schedule is a fundamental and frequently overlooked
contributor to an IQP’s role.

A FEDR forms an integral part of the documentation detailing a building’s consent, construction and compliance history. As an IQP, you can use information contained in the building’s FEDR to inform decisions around how you conduct inspections, what you should expect to find and how you interpret features of the building.

FEDRs cover Clauses C1 – C6 of the Building Code, and as such have implications for IQPs in terms of intended fire design and specified systems. As both the FEDR and the building’s compliance schedule are living documents, knowledge of the fire strategy and design that have been specified in the FEDR will allow an IQP to be adequately prepared for
site inspections and be equipped to recognise where deviations and/or replacements that may affect compliance have been incorporated into the building’s final construction and use.

Learning outcomes:

• Understand the fire-specific information that leads to particular construction decisions
• Extract essential information and recognise specified systems from a FEDR to inform the IQP inspection process
• Trace the requirement for specified systems from legislation, through standards, to installation and commissioning
• Recognise a FEDR as a living document throughout the lifetime of the building.

The course includes a post course assessment. On completion of the assessment, you will be awarded a Certificate of completion and 8 hours of CPD

For more details and to register click here for Palmerston North workshop

For more details and to register click here for Online workshop

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