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Civil Engineering: Legislation, regulations and codes

A selection of excellent civil engineering resources to help you with your studies.

Health and Safety Legislation and procedures

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Resource management Act

Building Code

Code of Ethics


Use the Standards New Zealand Online Library to access such Standards as:

How do I find a New Zealand Standard?

  • NZS 3910:2013 : Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction
  • NZS 4402.1:1986 : Methods of testing soils for civil engineering purposes - Preliminary and general
  • ISO 28842:2013 : Guidelines for simplified design of reinforced concrete bridges
  • NZS 4404:2010 : Land development and subdivision infrastructure
  • NZS 3101.1 & 2:2006 : Concrete structures standard
  • NZS 3109:1997 : Concrete construction

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