Guidance on fire performance of external wall cladding systems

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From: Gillian Stopford

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

With regard to the MBIE Guidance Document 'Fire Performance of External Wall Cladding Systems' issued via email to selected parties in the Industry in December 2018 please provide the following information that underlies the recommendations in the Guidance:

(i) all correspondence between Auckland Council, BRANZ and MBIE and MBIE's contractors/experts, and other industry experts on external wall assembly compliance issues and in particular in relation to the perceived danger of timber framed exterior wall assemblies.
(ii) information on which consultants were engaged for this work and selection criteria for consultants engaged. Information on fees charged by consultants in relation to preparation of the Guidance Document.

Also please provide information on:
(iii) any details of impact statements and cost benefits analysis in relation to the release of the Guidance
(iv) MBIE's policy on the issuing of S.175 Guidance.
(v) Full details of and any analysis of feedback in relation to industry consultation on the Guidance
(vi) Full details of and any analysis of feedback in relation to legal advice on the Guidance
(vii) Full details of and any analysis of feedback in relation to public consultation on the Guidance

Yours faithfully,

Gillian Stopford

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Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: DOIA 1819-1041

 

Dear Ms Stopford

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 16 January 2019 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

“With regard to the MBIE Guidance Document 'Fire Performance of External
Wall Cladding Systems' issued via email to selected parties in the
Industry in December 2018 please provide the following information that
underlies the recommendations in the Guidance:

 

(i) all correspondence between Auckland Council, BRANZ and MBIE and MBIE's
contractors/experts, and other industry experts on external wall assembly
compliance issues and in particular in relation to the perceived danger of
timber framed exterior wall assemblies.

(ii) information on which consultants were engaged for this work and
selection criteria for consultants engaged. Information on fees charged by
consultants in relation to preparation of the Guidance Document.

 

Also please provide information on:

(iii) any details of impact statements and cost benefits analysis in
relation to the release of the Guidance

(iv) MBIE's policy on the issuing of S.175 Guidance.

(v)  Full details of and any analysis of feedback in relation to industry
consultation on the Guidance

(vi) Full details of and any analysis of feedback in relation to legal
advice on the Guidance

(vii)  Full details of and any analysis of feedback in relation to public
consultation on the Guidance”

 

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course. If you have any enquiries regarding
your request feel free to contact us via email [1][MBIE request email] or
using the contact details below.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Alan Witcombe

MANAGER, MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

 

 

 

 

 

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Ref no: DOIA 1819-1041

Dear Ms Stopford

Please find attached a letter from the Ministry regarding your Official Information request of 16 January 2019.

Kind Regards

SENIOR MINISTERIAL WRITER
Engagement, Communications and Ministerial Services
Corporate, Governance and Information
Level 4, 15 Stout Street, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

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