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Licence class: Design
Descriptor:

This licensing class covers practitioners designing any category of building.

Explanatory note:

This licensing class includes:

  • Design 1 (Category 1 buildings)
  • Design 2 (Category 1 and 2 buildings)
  • Design 3 (Category 1, 2 and 3 buildings)
Competencies:

These competencies may be demonstrated by meeting some or all of the following performance indicators.

Performance indicators:

Competency 1: Comprehend and apply knowledge of the regulatory environment of the building construction industry.

This competency may be demonstrated by meeting some or all of the performance indicators in one or more of the following areas of practice.

Area of practice 1: Design 1 (Category 1 buildings)

1.1.1

Explain the purpose of the Building Act and Building Code and their relationship to the design process.

1.1.2

Explain the relevance of building-related legislation to the design of Category 1 buildings.

Includes the Resource Management Act.

1.1.3

Describe the key features of the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme.

Includes but not limited to – the licence classes, restricted building work, accountability to the Building Practitioners Board.

1.1.4

Demonstrate knowledge of the Building Act and Resource Management Act consent processes.

Includes knowledge of when consent is required, and knowledge of the application, inspection and compliance processes relevant to the design process.

1.1.5

Explain the importance of, and operate within the scope of individual competence, and recognise when other expertise is required.

Area of practice 2: Design 2 (Category 1 and 2 buildings)

1.2.1

Explain the purpose of the Building Act and Building Code and their relationship to the design process.

1.2.2

Explain the relevance of building-related legislation to the design of Category 1 and 2 buildings.

Includes but not limited to Resource Management Act, Construction Contracts Act.

1.2.3

Describe the key features of the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme.

Includes but not limited to – the licence classes, restricted building work, accountability to the Building Practitioners Board.

1.2.4

Demonstrate knowledge of the Building Act and Resource Management Act consent processes.

Includes knowledge of when consent is required, and knowledge of the application, inspection and compliance processes relevant to the design process.

1.2.5

Explain the importance of, and operate within the scope of individual competence, and recognise when other expertise is required.

Area of practice 3: Design 3 (Category 1, 2 and 3 buildings)

1.3.1

Explain the purpose of the Building Act and Building Code and their relationship to the design process.

1.3.2

Explain the relevance of building-related legislation to the design of Category 1, 2 and 3 buildings.

Includes but not limited to – Resource Management Act, Construction Contracts Act, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014.

1.3.3

Describe the key features of the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme.

Includes but not limited to – the licence classes, restricted building work, accountability to the Building Practitioners Board.

1.3.4

Demonstrate knowledge of the Building Act and Resource Management Act consent processes.

Includes knowledge of when consent is required, and knowledge of the application, inspection and compliance processes relevant to the design process.

1.3.5

Explain the importance of, and operate within the scope of individual competence, and recognise when other expertise is required.

Competency 2: Manage the building design process

This competency may be demonstrated by meeting some or all of the performance indicators in one or more of the following areas of practice.

Area of practice 1: Design 1 (Category 1 buildings)

2.1.1

Work with the client to establish agreed terms of engagement.

2.1.2

Advise the client on timeframes and costs associated with the design process.

Includes the cost implications of changes in design.

2.1.3

Advise the client on construction costs and the cost implications of design options and changes.

2.1.4

Plan, schedule and organise design projects to deliver specified outcomes.

2.1.5

Use quality assurance techniques in performing design activities.

Examples of techniques: checklists, design review and peer review.

Area of practice 2: Design 2 (Category 1 and 2 buildings)

2.2.1

Work with the client to establish agreed terms of engagement.

2.2.2

Advise the client on timeframes and costs associated with the design process.

Includes the cost implications of changes in design.

2.2.3

Advise the client on construction costs and the cost implications of design options and changes.

2.2.4

Plan, schedule and organise design projects to deliver specified outcomes.

2.2.5

Use quality assurance techniques in performing design activities.

Examples of techniques: checklists, design review and peer review.

Area of practice 3: Design 3 (Category 1, 2 and 3 buildings)

2.3.1

Work with the client to establish agreed terms of engagement.

2.3.2

Advise the client on timeframes and costs associated with the design process.

2.3.3

Advise the client on construction costs and the cost implications of design options and changes.

2.3.4

Plan, schedule and organise design projects to deliver specified outcomes.

2.3.5

Use quality assurance techniques in performing design activities.

Examples of techniques: checklists, design review and peer review.

Competency 3: Establish design briefs and scope of work and prepare preliminary design

This competency may be demonstrated by meeting some or all of the performance indicators in one or more of the following areas of practice.

Area of practice 1: Design 1 (Category 1 buildings)

3.1.1

Work with the client to establish an agreed brief and scope.

3.1.2

Carry out or acquire site investigations and accurately document existing conditions.

May include but not limited to – existing building conditions and compliance, topography, immediate neighbourhood, services, streets, elements of the landscape.

3.1.3

Demonstrate knowledge of design practice and methods, building elements and construction processes.

3.1.4

Consider environmental and social impacts when developing design solutions.

May include but not limited to – understanding of environmental and social impacts, context, and use of resources.

3.1.5

Prepare and present preliminary design drawings and outline specification.

3.1.6

Advise the client on the time and cost issues associated with the design process.

Advise the client of construction cost implications of preliminary design options.

Area of practice 2: Design 2 (Category 1 and 2 buildings)

3.2.1

Work with the client to establish an agreed brief and scope.

3.2.2

Carry out or acquire site investigations and accurately document existing conditions.

May include but not limited to – existing building conditions and compliance, topography, immediate neighbourhood, services, streets, elements of the landscape.

3.2.3

Demonstrate knowledge of design practice and methods, building elements and construction processes.

3.2.4

Document environmental and social impacts when developing design solutions.

May include but not limited to – understanding of environmental and social impacts, context, and use of resources.

3.2.5

Prepare and present preliminary design drawings and outline specification.

3.2.6

Advise the client on the time and cost issues associated with the design process.

Advise the client of construction cost implications of preliminary design options.

Area of practice 3: Design 3 (Category 1,2 and 3 buildings)

3.3.1

Work with the client to establish an agreed brief and scope.

3.3.2

Carry out or acquire site investigations and accurately document existing conditions.

May include but not limited to – existing building conditions and compliance, topography, immediate neighbourhood, services, streets, elements of the landscape.

3.3.3

Demonstrate knowledge of design practice and methods, building elements and construction processes.

3.3.4

Document environmental and social impacts when developing design solutions.

May include but not limited to – understanding of environmental and social impacts, context, and use of resources.

3.3.5

Prepare and present preliminary design drawings and outline specification.

3.3.6

Advise the client on the time and cost issues associated with the design process.

Advise the client of construction cost implications of preliminary design options.

Competency 4: Develop design and produce construction drawings and documentation

This competency may be demonstrated by meeting some or all of the performance indicators in one or more of the following areas of practice.

Area of practice 1: Design 1 (Category 1 buildings)

4.1.1

Apply knowledge of the Building Act and Regulations, the Building Code and Building Code means of compliance (verification methods and acceptable solutions) relevant to the design of Category 1 buildings.

Includes but not limited to – NZS3604, E2/AS1, NZS4229.

4.1.2

Apply design standards and identify and produce specific design solutions.

4.1.3

Apply basic knowledge of the principles of building technology and performance.

4.1.4

Co-ordinate and integrate design information provided by others.

4.1.5

Prepare detailed drawings, site specific specifications and documentation suitable for building consent and construction.

Area of practice 2: Design 2 (Category 1 and 2 buildings)

4.2.1

Apply knowledge of the Building Act and Regulations, the Building Code and Building Code means of compliance (verification methods and acceptable solutions) relevant to the design of Category 1 and 2 buildings.

4.2.2

Apply design standards and identify and produce specific design solutions.

4.2.3

Apply knowledge of the principles of building technology and performance.

4.2.4

Co-ordinate and integrate design information provided by others.

May include but not limited to RMA consultants, surveyors, services specialists, consulting engineers, manufacturers, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and building consent authorities.

4.2.5

Produce detailed drawings, site specific specifications and documentation suitable for building consent and construction.

Area of practice 3: Design 3 (Category 1, 2 and 3 buildings)

4.3.1

Apply knowledge of the Building Act and Regulations, the Building Code and Building Code means of compliance (verification methods and acceptable solutions) and New Zealand Standards relevant to Category 1, 2 and 3 buildings.

4.3.2

Apply design standards and identify and produce specific design solutions.

4.3.3

Apply comprehensive knowledge of building science, technology and building performance.

4.3.4

Co-ordinate and integrate design information provided by others.

May include but not limited to RMA consultants, surveyors, services specialists, consulting engineers, manufacturers, the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, and building consent authorities.

4.3.5

Produce or manage the production of detailed drawings, site specific specifications and documentation suitable for building consent and construction.

Competency 5: Manage construction phase design

This competency may be demonstrated by meeting some or all of the performance indicators in one or more of the following areas of practice.

Area of practice 1: Design 1 (Category 1 buildings)

This Competency does not apply at Design Area of practice 1.

Area of practice 2: Design 2 (Category 1 and 2 buildings)

5.2.1

Demonstrate knowledge of conditions of contract and methods of procurement.

May include but not limited to – knowledge of the standard conditions of contract used in the building industry, and common methods for the supply of goods and services.

5.2.2

Advise the client on construction project timelines and costs.

5.2.3

Explain the processes of construction observation.

May include but not limited to – site meetings and inspections, reporting on compliance with construction documentation, conditions of contract, building consents and any changes required.

5.2.4

Explain the processes of contract administration.

May include but not limited to – monitoring compliance with contract requirements, providing supplementary contract documentation, planning and control of documents and records, managing variations to contract and progress claims, monitoring construction programme and costs, monitoring health and safety, record archiving, collation of as-built and compliance documentation, report and determine finalisation of contract.

5.2.5

Advise the building owner on occupation requirements.

May include but not limited to – applications for certificate for public use, code compliance certificate, food hygiene/preparation certificate.

Area of practice 3: Design 3 (Category 1,2 and 3 buildings)

5.3.1

Demonstrate knowledge of conditions of contract and methods of procurement.

May include but not limited to – knowledge of the standard conditions of contract used in the building industry, and common methods for the supply of goods and services.

5.3.2

Advise the client on construction project timelines and costs.

5.3.3

Provide construction observation.

May include but not limited to – site meetings and inspections, coordinating specialist consultants, reporting on compliance with construction documentation, conditions of contract, building consents and any changes required.

5.3.4

Provide contract administration.

May include but not limited to – monitoring compliance with contract requirements, providing supplementary contract documentation, planning and control of documents and records, managing variations to contract and progress claims, monitoring construction programme and costs, monitoring health and safety, record archiving, collation of as-built and compliance documentation, report and determine finalisation of contract.

5.3.5

Advise the building owner on occupational requirements.

May include but not limited to – applications for certificate for public use, code compliance certificate, food hygiene/preparation certificate.

 

Last updated 20 December 2016

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