FAULTY PRODUCTS? HOW WIDESPREAD?

By NZHJ March 16, 2016 Industry news

Plans emerge for a build quality study gauging "shonky" products and their effect.

With product quality and assurance top of mind again, key building industry bodies the Construction Strategy Group (CSG) and the NZ Construction Industry Council (NZCIC) are already planning a concerted effort to ascertain the real impact of "shonky" products. 

The investigation is a build quality study called for by CSG and the CIC, with BRANZ slated to carry out the work.

The first phase is to focus on Auckland to build a clearer picture using case studies around the scale and nature of quality issues in new housing (this would also cover products).

The build quality study will also look at what can be gained from Auckland Council’s data on consents and inspections.

Work is expected to begin around the end of this month or early next. 

After that a new survey will be developed looking at the quality of buildings beyond housing which could serve as a basis for more long term monitoring and analysis.

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