Codewords issue 108

Codewords issue 108 includes New Regulations for building products and Supervision.

Registrars Update

Kia ora and welcome.

With spring just a month away, a very challenging winter is almost behind us – storms, sickness and isolation absences, high workloads, supply chain issues and rising costs, limited numbers of skilled workers – it feels like the industry has had so much thrown at it all at once. Mental health and wellbeing are undoubtably major consequences of this onslaught, so, now, more than ever, it’s important to look out for our workmates, our friends, and our whanau.

We have been working on various upgrades of the LBP scheme in relation to the incoming Code of Ethics and changes to the LBP Portal:

  • The Code of Ethics becomes enforceable on 25 October this year, and it is important that all LBPs are aware of what it means to them. You will be notified of various training opportunities coming up soon, but, in the meantime, you can also read it on this website.
  • The LBP Portal, which is where you renew your licence online, is being replaced with an updated and more secure system. You can read more about this in the News and Updates section on this website.

Another article in the News and Updates section covers the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s prosecution in the Tauranga District Court of a local designer, Matthew John Biddle, for fraud and for carrying out restricted building work while his licence was suspended.

This edition of Codewords contains an article about the new regulation that will ensure a minimum level of information to be provided on designated building products – sort of like the ingredients list on processed food items, which will allow the user to make more informed decisions about the products that they specify or use.

The other article re-visits what supervision looks like, and who can supervise restricted building work.

Happy reading

Nga mihi

Duncan Connor
Registrar of Licenced Building Practitioners

Skills maintenance