Manufacturer`s declarations are signed by a recognized specialist (usually an engineer or architect) who works within the scope of his expertise and skills. The specialist must ensure that the PS is complete and accurate and that they have complied with the requirements of its sector code. Currently, there are four types of producer claims, all of which are widely accepted by the Commission. They are known as: Guidelines: The use of manufacturers` statements [PDF 56 KB] on the Engineering New Zealand website contains information on what should be included in a manufacturer`s statement. Where an agreement has been reached for a chartered professional engineer (CPEng) to monitor construction monitoring (and make a manufacturer`s statement), all restricted construction work carried out during this monitoring must continue to be carried out or controlled by a certified construction practitioner (LBP). The LBP must also provide a record of the work related to the restricted work it performs or supervises. If an engineer has done design work for your building plans, you must provide a PS to your application. Although manufacturers` statements are well-established and widespread, they do not have a special status under the Construction Act 2004. They are used as a source of information on which the City Council can determine whether there is a reasonable basis for concluding that the work complies with the building code. A manufacturer`s statement is a professional expertise based on informed judgment and expertise. This is not a product guarantee or a guarantee of compliance.
For more information, see Engineering New Zealand`s manufacturers` statement policy. We also recommend using the manufacturer`s statement (if any) as a declaration of the engineer`s opt-out at each stage of the construction process (for example. B construction design, verification and monitoring). The city council must know when it can count on depositions during the building permit procedure. They must ensure that the contractor`s commitment includes the need to submit the manufacturer`s statement after the completion of the work. It is important that manufacturer-specific statements for design (PS1) or design review (PS2) are specific clauses of the building code that comply with the building code and how it complies with the building code (e.g.B. acceptable resolution or verification method, MBIE guide and/or specific technical design). When reviewing the acceptance of a manufacturer`s statement, a board generally evaluates the author`s qualifications to ensure that the person has the necessary experience and expertise in their respective area of expertise and to conduct their own inspections of the construction work. Construction officials provide information to the Council on manufacturers` statements. For residential work, licensed construction practitioners (LBP) must present a Work Certificate (CoW) for the technical design of the primary structure (including foundations). It is a good thing to add relevant manufacturer statements to the CoW and make a specific reference to these and other relevant reports (for example.
B, geotechnical reports and/or design feature reports) in the coW reference column. You may need to provide a PS3 (construction) at the end of some construction projects. In your letter of authorization for the building permit, you must indicate if you need a PS3 as part of your Code Compliance Certificate application. Manufacturer`s statements can help support applications for building permits (and code compliance certification) as long as the Commission accepts them as accurate and reliable.