2022 Interim Update of NZCIC Design Guidelines (Sustainability)
NZCIC is undertaking a full review of the industry standard NZCIC Design Guidelines. Last updated in 2016, the current review is well underway and will include updates to catch-up with both legislation and practice. This includes: fire requirements for facades, Building Information Modelling, Safety by Design, and Sustainability. The full review will be launched in Q4 2023. This interim 2022 update on sustainability has been produced as the NZCIC Executive appreciate the critical importance of engagement with project teams on the evolving issues of sustainability and in particular carbon as soon as is practicably possible.
These interim guidelines have been produced in advance of a broader effort by volunteers to update the NZCIC Guidelines in their entirety including an enhanced interface and an upgrade to the existing content.
This sustainability update will be refreshed as part of this overhaul and included in the final revision.
We expect work to this update to complete in late 2023. Watch this space for more updates. In the meantime, the 2022 interim update of the NZCIC Design Guidelines can be downloaded as a set of individual ‘stage documents’ below. Once downloaded, the Columns and Rows within each stage can be populated to reflect the requirements of individual projects.
To provide guidance on what inputs and considerations a typical construction project would allow for, the following FILLED set of NZCIC Design Guidelines Stages are provided as reference documents to assist the user in completing the blank editable versions above.