Changes made to the Building Code

Recent changes to the Building Code will support safer and more resilient buildings on liquefaction-prone ground, and make it easier to build steel framed housing.

The changes mean that buildings on liquefaction-prone ground will require specifically designed foundations and promote robust foundation designs that are suitable for the site soil conditions.

In addition, changes being made to the Code will support steel framed housing, making it a more viable option for those looking to build.

The changes are being published as part of the November 2019 update, which went out for public consultation in August 2019.

More details on these changes, and a full list of all changes being made