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Official Information request - Branz report to MOE dated 7 June 2011 Regarding Top-Vented Cavity Construction

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From: Ed Grove

Dear Ministry of Education,

I wish to see a copy of the BRANZ report/opinion dated on or about 7 June 2011 provided by BRANZ to the Ministry of Education, in response to the Ministry of Education's query as to whether walls with top and bottom vented wall cavities are more able to manage water leaks than walls with bottom only vented cavities.

I understand the report/opinion may have the identifier and/or title "DC2095 Top vented water managed cavities".

I would also like to see any subsequent external communications on the topic of appropriate cavity construction as it relates to moisture management (for example between the Ministry of Education and BRANZ, MBIE, any external technical advisors and/or insurers), and/or advice/materials received touching upon the topic, and/or internal analysis by the Ministry of Education regarding the topic.

Yours faithfully,

Ed Grove

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Dear Ed Grove

 

Thank you for your request for information below. The Ministry will
consider and respond to your request in accordance with the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act).

 

Under section 15(1) of the Act, we are required to make and inform you of
our decision on your request as soon as reasonably practicable and in any
case not later than 20 working days after the day on which your request is
received.  You can therefore expect to receive our decision on your
request on or before 25 November 2021.  If more than 20 working days are
needed due to the potential workload and/or consultations involved in
answering your request, we will notify you accordingly.

 

Please note, the Ministry may publicly release on our website the response
to your request five days after you have received it. Any personal
information will be removed.

 

In the interim, if you have any questions about your request, please email
[1][email address].

 

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Tēnā koe Ed,

 

Thank you for your email of 28 October 2021 requesting the following
information:

 

 1. I wish to see a copy of the BRANZ report/opinion dated on or about 7
June 2011 provided by BRANZ to the Ministry of Education, in response
to the Ministry of Education's query as to whether walls with top and
bottom vented wall cavities are more able to manage water leaks than
walls with bottom only vented cavities. I understand the
report/opinion may have the identifier and/or title "DC2095 Top vented
water managed cavities".

 

 2. I would also like to see any subsequent external communications on the
topic of appropriate cavity construction as it relates to moisture
management (for example between the Ministry of Education and BRANZ,
MBIE, any external technical advisors and/or insurers), and/or
advice/materials received touching upon the topic, and/or internal
analysis by the Ministry of Education regarding the topic.

 

We have considered your request under the Official Information Act 1982
(the Act).

 

The second part of your request, as currently worded, is very broad in
nature and scope and would likely be refused under section 18(f) of the
Act due to the substantial collation and research required to respond. As
it stands, your request would include all external communications, advice,
and internal analysis referring cavity construction as it relates to
moisture management from 7 June 2011 to date.

 

In the hope that we may be able to avoid refusing this element of your
request, we would like to invite you to refine/narrow the scope of your
request. For example, are you able to:

 

o refine the time period of interest for external communications,
advice, and internal analysis by the Ministry;
o the specific external organisation(s) whose communications with the
Ministry you are interested in; and
o further particularise the topic of correspondence that you are
particularly interested in.

 

 

Once we have your clarification we will commence work on your request.
Please note that any clarification or amendment of a request is considered
to be a new request for the purpose of calculating the maximum statutory
timeframe for response. To assist us to meet our obligations under the
Act, we would be grateful if you could respond to this clarification
request by Friday 12 November 2021.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Enquiries National Team | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of
Education | AG

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outcomes
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Dear Enquiries National,

For the second part of my request, perhaps it would be feasible to limit the documentation to either

(a) those addressing the specific topic of the risks/benefits and science of top-vented cavity construction as compared to solely bottom vented cavity construction; or

(b) those that have made reference to the 7 June 2011 Report,

and confining the time period from 7 June 2011 through to end of 2014?

Yours sincerely,

Ed Grove

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Attachment 1275439 Document One BRANZ Report.pdf
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Attachment 1275439 Document Two Weather tightness Requirements 2014.pdf
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Kia ora Ed

 

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act.

 

Due to the size of the documents we are releasing to you – they will be
sent to you in two separate emails.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Enquiries National Team | Ministry of Education ^MC
[1]education.govt.nz  |  [2]Follow us on Twitter: @educationgovtnz

[3]Te TD huhu o te MD tauranga

 

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[Email 2]

 

Kia ora Ed

 

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act.

 

Due to the size of the documents we are releasing to you – they will be
sent to you in two separate emails.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Enquiries National Team | Ministry of Education ^MC
[1]education.govt.nz  |  [2]Follow us on Twitter: @educationgovtnz

[3]Te TDhuhu o te MDtauranga

 

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