Other projects

NZGS members and committee provide a significant amount of support to projects run by other organisations to help further the interests of the society and our members. The most significant of these are summarised here.


MBIE/NZGS Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Modules Finalisation Project

NZGS management committee lead: Ross Roberts and Tony Fairclough

Core team: Mike Stannard, Rick Wentz, Nick Traylen, Kevin McManus, Misko Cubrinovski, Cameron Keepa, Alexi Murachev, Ananth Balachandra

Programme:

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NZS4431 update

NZGS management committee lead: Ross Roberts and Sally Hargraves

Core team: William Gray, Tony Fairclough, Guy Forrest, Andrew Rose, Mark Stringer, Tony Kao, Simon Barber, Ali Shokri, Timothy Farrant, Chris Massey, Barbara Rouse

Programme: Phase 1 - initiation (December 2020). Phase 2 - standard development (July 2021). Phase 3 - Public consultation (November 2021). Phase 4 - Approvals (December 2021). Phase 5 - Standard publication (January 2022)

This project is for a complete revision and update of the existing New Zealand Standard NZS 4431:1989.

NZS 4431:1989 Code of practice for earth fill for residential development describes practices to be adopted in the planning, execution, inspection and control of earth fills for residential sub-divisional developments in order to minimise damage being sustained by buildings and services through subsequent ground movements. NZS 4431 is referenced in the New Zealand Building Code compliance documents Acceptable Solutions E2/AS2 and Verification Methods B1/VM1. It is intended that this revised and updated standard will continue to be used in these compliance documents.


NZS3604 update

NZGS management committee lead: Phil Robins, Sally Hargraves and Jen Smith

Core team:

Programme:

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Engineering NZ occupational regulation review

NZGS management committee lead: Tony Fairclough

Core team:

Programme:

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Engineering NZ review of the New Zealand Geotechnical Database

NZGS management committee lead: Ross Roberts

Core team:

Programme:

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