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BIF Archives & Documents

BIF position on product assurance
The issue of Product Assurance has been to the fore in the New Zealand and Australian construction sectors for the past two years, catalysed by a surge of non-conforming imported building products. In recent months this attention has been particularly focused upon steel conformance with Standards and the NZ Building Code, however other product areas have also come into question, including electrical cabling, glass, cladding, plumbing materials (especially pipe), and roofing tiles,
Date: 26-Apr-2017
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BIF Annual Report 2016
Welcome to the 15th annual general meeting of the Federation. It is taking place against a background of high demand, especially in the Auckland market, for the products and materials. While this has posed challenges for our supply chain, and the resources it can muster to maintain consistent and regular on-time flows to our customers, the outlook going forward is positive.
Date: 28-Jul-2016
Size: 165 KB

Targeted Commerce Act Review: Cross Submissions Consultation
This submission of the Building Industry Federation (BIF) on the Targeted Commerce Act Review “Cross Submissions Consultation” is directed at mooted changes to Part II of the Commerce Act, primarily in Section 36 addressing misuse of market power. That provision prohibits a firm with a substantial degree of market power from taking advantage of that power for the purpose of preventing, deterring or excluding competition. Section 36(1) is broadly similar to section 46(1) of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act of 2010.
Date: 12-Jul-2016
Size: 411 KB

Identification of issues for industry attention within Auckland building activities
This report was requested by the Building Industry Federation with the intention of obtaining information to permit a focussed response to the assertion that 40 percent of building control inspections are failing.
Date: 1-May-2016
Size: 885 KB

Submission - Targeted Commerce Act Review
This submission of the Building Industry Federation (BIF) on the Targeted Commerce Act Review is directed at mooted changes to Part II of the Commerce Act, primarily in Section 36 addressing misuse of market power. That provision prohibits a firm with a substantial degree of market power from taking advantage of that power for the purpose of preventing, deterring or excluding competition. Section 36(1) is broadly similar to section 46(1) of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act of 2010.
Date: 3-Feb-2016
Size: 391 KB

 BIF position on product assurance
 BIF Annual Report 2016
 Targeted Commerce Act Review: Cross Submissions Consultation
 Identification of issues for industry attention within Auckland building activities
 Submission - Targeted Commerce Act Review

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